If you are aged between 14 and 25, why not come and have a chat about what you could be getting involved with. Volunteering is a small step to making a huge difference, both to yourself and to the world around you. Some of the benefits include:
- The vast range of skills and experience you will gain.
- The chance to try things that you might never otherwise get to do.
- The outstanding addition to your CV or College/University Application
- Free training and opportunities for accreditation
- Something to fill time and build your confidence
- The chance to get a taster of a career you are interested in
- Certification to formally mark your achievements
- The unique experiences you will have and the people you will meet.
- The opportunity to make your mark on your community and make changes for the better.
- The chance to make a difference and have your voice heard.
Can you see yourself working on reception for a charity? Or perhaps coaching children in your favourite sport? Or maybe you would like some experience in a hospital or care setting? Or are you more of a hands on person who could get your hands dirty outdoors? Whether you have a talent for teaching or a flare for fundraising, there is something for you! Whether you want a real challenge or to start off slowly, we’ll find something that suits you!
Are you not currently in education, employment or training? Volunteering is a great way to fill time while you decide what to do next! You will have something great on your CV, show that you are motivated, have a routine to your day and have the chance to try new things.
Accreditation for young people
The VVB are now offering Agored OCN accreditations for volunteering.
If you have gained your 100 or 200 Millennium Volunteers certificate then why not give it a go?
There are three levels and you pick which one would suit your learning along with completing 20 hours volunteering.
Basically level 1 is the equivalent of GCSE and aimed at young people who have D or less at GCSE, Level 2 is more detailed and the equivalent of A-C grade and level 3 is an worth an A-level. The best way to describe it is like a qualification in volunteering skills. You will receive a work book and whilst you continue to volunteer you will be able to gain the equivalents of GCSE and A levels.
I am always on hand to offer as much help and support along the way.
Whether you want a quick chat about your options or help to get started with volunteering, we are here to help you!