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The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to spend your free time, it is good for you, for the community and will help you to stand out to employers.



  • You can gain valuable experience and depending on where you volunteer, you may be able to tailor it to a career you would like after university and gain examples for your CV.
  • Volunteering can help to develop your skills. Skills such as time-management and teamwork are really important in the workplace, so its useful to start practising them now.
  • You will also meet new people and learn more about the community you live in. Helping out with causes close to you is a great way to give back.
  • It is also a good way to bridge the gap between university and the workplace after graduating.

Places to look for volunteering:

  • Royal Voluntary Service– A national volunteer charity which you can use to search volunteer opportunities near you.
  • Stonepillow A charity based in Chichester helping to prevent homelessness.
  • Chichester and Bognor have lots of charity shops on the high streets who are always looking for volunteers.

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Date published

20 Feb 2024

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