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Make a difference by volunteering!

Research shows that 80% of employers value voluntary work experience, with 58% valuing it more than paid work experience. Volunteering can demonstrate motivation and initiative as well as helping you develop the skills that employers want.

Why volunteer?

You can make a real difference in the local community just by giving up some of your spare time to help others. Not only does volunteering give you the feel good factor, but it helps boost your confidence - not to mention your CV.

How to volunteer

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities for you to get stuck into, both at the Liverpool Guild of Students and across the Liverpool area.

The Liverpool Guild of Students has a dedicated team on hand to help you become the best volunteer you can be. It's really easy to get involved - take a look at the types of opportunities on offer and sign up at Volunteering Liverpool.

You can also register with the Volunteer Centre Liverpool to search for voluntary roles in Merseyside.

Alternatively, search TimeBank, and Charity Job for UK voluntary opportunities.

Volunteering outside the UK

Voluntary work overseas can be costly and requires careful consideration and planning to ensure your safety and that you select the right opportunity. Download our Volunteering abroad leaflet to help you consider some of the issues involved before you apply