University of chester volunteering

University of chester volunteering

Volunteering

      If you want to enhance your CV; gain new skills; make a difference to the world around you; have fun and enjoy a challenge, or if you just want to do something extraordinary, then give volunteering a go. If you are a current, registered student at University of Chester, you can view opportunities on our Portal pages.

You might want to commit to an hour or two each week, or you could try a few of our one-off events.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities, so you won’t be short of choice.

University of chester volunteering

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering in your spare time has a wide range of benefits which can impact in every area of your life.

  • Volunteering develops your existing skills and also gives you the chance to gain new ones
  • It can help you to make more informed career choices
  • It makes a positive difference to the lives of others
  • It helps you to experience diversity
  • It helps you to build confidence
  • You can make new friends
  • It’s good for your mind and body
  • It helps you to connect to and feel established within your new University city
  • It’s really good fun!

University of chester volunteering

The most popular reasons our students give for volunteering is that they do it to develop their career skills and improve their CV and to give something back to their community.

TimeBank commissioned reed.co.uk to carry out research amongst over 3,000 employers and employees across the UK in June 2009. Findings included that:

  • 73% of employers said they’d employ someone who has volunteered over someone who hasn’t
  • Over 70% of employers believe that those who volunteer have a better chance of earning a higher salary and gaining promotion
  • When recruiting, 80% of employers value volunteering on a CV.

Our local communities and residents also benefit significantly from the help and experiences that young people bring through volunteering, meaning the benefits are further reaching than you can ever imagine.