Volunteer your way to a graduate job (plus the chance to win £25)

Volunteering can be one of the best things do whilst you are a student, building up a portfolio of skills and experiences which will set you in good stead for life after uni and help you stand out from the crowd.

Volunteer whilst you’re a student

We have some exciting opportunities for you – from short-term projects to long-term roles, matching a range of interests and degrees. We’re always updating our website with new opportunities and each week we showcase one or two to inspire you to get involved.

  • Marketing and Promotion Assistant 

Firefly International and a Village in Syria
A short-term role to help with the production and promotion of a short video and song to be released at Christmas in support of these charities

  • Bookseller and Ebay Sales Team roles to help with homelessness in Canterbury

Great roles working in the Catching Lives bookshop in Canterbury, as a bookseller and also helping to categorise and sell rare and valuable books on Ebay to raise funds for the charity. Perfect for any book lovers out there.

Apply online or email us for more info.

Then choose a career where you can change the world

Believe it or not, there are people who actually earn a living whilst making the world a better place. If you’re a socially-conscious student, who is passionate about helping others and dreams about changing the world for the better, then you’re probably already volunteering. (If not, why not? See above for some ideas to get started). Volunteering whilst a student can be a stepping stone into a meaningful career and give you the edge when applying for jobs.

There are also several specialist graduate schemes for those of you who want to pursue a career in the non-profit sector, including the Charityworks graduate scheme which is a fantastic opportunity to fast-track your career in the non-profit sector – it is open to all graduates who are passionate about making a social impact. It is a salaried programme which offers placements with charitable organisations and can help to accelerate your career and provide you with valuable contacts in the sector.

You will need:

  • A minimum of 2:1 at degree level (or equivalent) OR a Masters – in any subject
  • At least one piece of experience which can demonstrate your commitment to social change (paid, unpaid, at home or abroad, and can include caring responsibilities)
  • Good level of IT literacy

Sound good? Apply here

Tells us how we can make things better

We are seeking student feedback on initiatives which provide recognition for the things you get involved in alongside your studies. By having your say, you can help us to make things better for you and your fellow students. Fill in our short questionnaire to be in with a chance of winning a £25 voucher of your choice (Amazon, High Street or Book Token).

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