Volunteering in the community is a fantastic way to complement your studies and your CV by helping you to gain an insight into the job or sector in which you want to work. It also shows a commitment to widening your experience and learning new skills that can impress future employers.
East Berkshire College works with local volunteering agencies to find you placements that suit your interests, skills and goals. Volunteering placements can be one-offs or a regular commitment, depending on the time you have and the needs of the organisation with which you are volunteering.
As well as being helpful to you, volunteering is usually about doing something that benefits others or the community. It is a rewarding way to meet new people and develop a range of essential skills from communication and teamwork to leadership and time management.
If volunteering is not quite your thing, why not think about arranging work experience within the sector in which you hope to work?