Volunteering guide for under 25s

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Volunteering is a great way to get involved in a cause that you care about while gaining new skills and building your confidence. Whether you are into art, sports, music, animals or anything in between, there will be an opportunity out there that is right for you.

Gain skills

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience which will put you one step ahead when it comes to finding a job or applying to college or university. Check out this list of volunteering ideas based on subjects you may be studying or interested in.

Subject specific volunteering opportunities (PDF)

Not only will you learn valuable skills like communication, team work and decision making but you can also find an opportunity to gain specialist experience, like the volunteers at Brooklands Museum – Find out how they are gaining experience in engineering.

It's flexible

Volunteering can be really flexible and even small amounts of time can mean the world to someone else. You can choose when and where you volunteer and how much of your time you can offer.

There are lots of opportunities that only require small amounts of time and some volunteering can even be done from your bedroom - Read about Micro-volunteering, Timebanking and one-off events.

Do good, feel good

Doing good things feels pretty great, but don't just take our word for it hear about others who are making a difference through volunteering.

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