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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk


Anyone can volunteer.

Have you considered gaining work experience by volunteering?

Did you know…volunteers have a 27% better chance of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers. You’ll also gain new skills, meet new people and gain invaluable experience.

“How can I gain some experience?”

Why not volunteer? It can be very rewarding and is a great way to:

  • Meet new people.
  • Learn something and gain new skills.
  • Get valuable experience and improve your CV.
  • Make a difference to your community.
  • Have fun and maybe get involved in something relating to one of your interests.
  • Improve your confidence and wellbeing.
  • Set yourself a new challenge maybe in the summer holiday, or as a gap year.
If there is an organisation you are interested in check their website for volunteering opportunities.

Useful links

  1. Volunteer Suffolk is a really good place to start thinking about volunteering and searching for options near you. Watch the how to video to get you started.
  2. DofE – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a chance to learn lifelong skills. Ask your school or college
  3. Volunteering Matters is a leading UK charity with local offices in Ipswich that provides projects and volunteering opportunities
  4. Volunteering advice | National Careers Service
  5. From volunteer to career: how giving your time could win your dream job – BBC Bitesize
  6. Do-it allows you to search different types of volunteering opportunities locally or further afield
  7. Join in one of our groups, like the Youth Parliament
  8. National Citizen Service (NCS)
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Page updated on September 13th, 2023 at 09:08pm