Volunteering is a big part of university life for many students (myself included). There are a whole host different ways you might want to volunteer. You might want to fundraise for the RAG (Raising and Giving) Society. Maybe you will choose to volunteer your time for a society like Amnesty International. Or perhaps you would like to volunteer in the community. Whatever your interests there are opportunities for everyone.
Here are the five reasons I think volunteering is so valuable to your student experience:
Volunteering is a real opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to your community, whether that be your student community or the local community.
Choosing to volunteer is a great way to try out new and different things whilst doing something good for other people.
Volunteering opens lots of doors to meeting new people – students and others – who share similar interests to you.
Whether it be managing your time, having commitment, or communicating with a wide range of audiences, volunteering allows you to develop certain skills which you can apply to other areas.
Lots of volunteering opportunities offer great experiences!