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Volunteering and Gap Year

Volunteering

Most employers ask whether you have work experience, even with all of your qualifications you are still required to have some sort of work experience. If you cannot commit to a demanding part time job whilst studying or are finding it difficult to get a job, a good way to get some experience is through volunteering for your community or a local charity organisation. Think about the skills your chosen career requires you to have: if you want to be a teacher may be you can volunteer to help out at your local youth group supervising sessions or being an additional helping hand for a day trip. You can volunteer to hear children read during their reading sessions at your local school or you could help out at a local sports team. Find out what is out there! Every region in the UK has a volunteer centre, so visit yours and find out what opportunities there are for you to volunteer. Ok, so you don’t get paid for it, but think about what you do get. The work experience is truly invaluable, you will get the experience of being in a working environment; learning employment skills; gaining knowledge of the working world and above all be able to tell your future employer that you have the experience as well as the qualifications! On top of this volunteering is fun! Click here to find out where your local volunteer centre is  -  http://www.do-it.org.uk/wanttovolunteer/aboutvolunteering/vcfinder
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Sometimes taking a gap year is the best thing for an individual to do, for many reasons it gives you a chance to take some time out and really think about what you want to do for the future.

Think carefully about what you want to do during your gap year, it is not the time to laze about and do nothing. A gap year should be time well spent, see what options are available to you http://www.gapguru.com/GapYearAdvice/Benefits

Some people take the opportunity to explore the world, go abroad and volunteer or take up a work experience opportunity.

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Gap Year

Sometimes taking a gap year is the best thing for an individual to do, for many reasons it gives you a chance to take some time out and really think about what you want to do for the future.

Think carefully about what you want to do during your gap year, it is not the time to laze about and do nothing. A gap year should be time well spent, see what options are available to you http://www.gapguru.com/GapYearAdvice/Benefits

Some people take the opportunity to explore the world, go abroad and volunteer or take up a work experience opportunity.

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