It’s a well-known fact that now-a-days you need a lot more than a good grade in your degree to impress an employer.
Volunteering is a great way to improve your job prospects, not to mention help you meet more like-minded people and have fun!
The University makes it easy for you to find a volunteering opportunity that suits you without you having to search around the area.
You even get given an award by the University to go on your CV once you completed a minimum of 50 hours volunteering.
I volunteer as Liaison’s Officer for the UniBoob Team, raising breast cancer awareness.
Like many other volunteering organisations at the University, we hold regular events (once a month in our case) where we raise money or awareness for CoppaFeel UK.
We even had the opportunity to hold a party at Tramps Nightclub in December, 2016, handing out stickers and stamps reminding people to look out for the signs of breast cancer.
As you can probably imagine, we had a great night with some of the girls even dressing up in giant boob costumes to make the night more memorable.
There are plenty of other volunteering opportunities at the University if you’re interested in something else.
For example Kickstart also holds regular events you can participate in. Once a week, the team runs sports activities for primary school children.
This would look great on your CV if you want to work with children or in the sporting industry, or would simply be a great way to meet other sport enthusiasts.
Other opportunities include Nightline which runs similarly to the Good Samaritans.
Volunteers answer phone calls throughout the night and speak to or comfort students on any matter they wish to discuss. Volunteers receive training so don’t worry! You aren’t thrown in at the deep end!
Even being a member of a society committee is classed as volunteering.
This is perfect for if you simply want to have fun with your volunteering doing something you love.
All societies have a committee, you just simply need to ask existing committee members when an opening arises (this is usual at the start of the academic year when final year students leave).
So there you have it! There are plenty of ways for you to start volunteering with the University of Worcester to improve your CV, meet new friends and learn new skills.
If you’re interested in looking at the opportunities in more detail, the Student Union website has more information.