Volunteering can help you develop valuable transferable skills to enhance your CV, as well as make a difference to the local area.
Many creative graduates will work for voluntary sector projects and this understanding of charitable and community work can enhance your career.
If you’re thinking about volunteering with children or vulnerable adults, you may need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is a check undertaken in association with the police and other organisations which reports to the volunteering organisation on whether someone has any criminal convictions which would make them unsuitable to work with children or vulnerable adults.
If you need a DBS check the organisation you are volunteering with will tell you and they might sort this out for you.
The following organisations regularly advertise volunteering opportunities:
Skill Shop is creating a platform for showcasing the UK’s most exciting skill-learning experiences. In order to launch with a bang, we are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working creative to power our social media and outreach program. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of a well financed startup at the beginning of its story and be instrumental in its success.
The role will see the candidate planning and building our tone of voice, content and social media presence in collaboration with our team. In addition, they will be responsible for curating interesting experiences around the UK, making contact and bringing them aboard our platform. The right candidate will be extremely proactive and creative in their approach and will be given the support, training and opportunity to grow as part of a small but incredibly capable team.
Dorset Parent Infant Partnership (DorPIP) is a charity with key objectives to help parents and primary carers to form a more secure attachment with their baby through psychotherapeutic intervention.
Activity Leaders design and deliver activities in certain areas including Drama, Sports and Games, Discovery, Arts and Crafts or Music.
The activity sessions are designed to create safe environments for the Campers to achieve their goals and reflect on their accomplishments.