Benefits of volunteering- A students' guide


Benefits of volunteering- A students' guide

And how St Rocco’s Hospice can help you succeed!

Volunteering is an excellent way to enhance your skills and gain experience as you study.  Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or a couple of days every few months, there will always be a wide range of volunteering opportunities available.  Employers view volunteering as valuable as paid work so it’s a great addition to your CV

Volunteering with St Rocco’s Hospice can help if you are studying
T Levels
or an Apprenticeship.  It can also help you work towards achieving your Duke of Edinburgh or National Citizenship Services and it can contribute to various Scouts/Guides badges.  We do this by helping you advance in different areas.

Skills development: We will help you with communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.  Volunteering can help demonstrate your commitment and increase your confidence.  It can also help bridge the gap between your studies and the world of work.

Experience: Volunteering can provide you with real-life examples to use in interviews and we can also give you a reference for future jobs.

Networking: Meet new people and make new friends in your community.  You may even develop some contacts for the future.

Training and development: You will never be expected to do something you are not comfortable with, and we will provide training for all roles.  We offer a volunteer progression pathway in our shops with further training along the way.

Make a difference: By volunteering with St Rocco’s, you can make a difference in your local community. Volunteering is linked to better physical, emotional and mental health too.

St Rocco’s Hospice has the following volunteering opportunities for students:

For more information about St Rocco’s Hospice or to enquire about volunteering, you can visit here or call 01925 575780.