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What is involved?

You get to volunteer in the local community. You can choose your own placement or we will help you find one.

Why should you do this subject? 

Volunteering is a great way to try something new, meet new people or step out of your comfort zone. You will feel a real sense of achievement over the duration of your placement. Getting involved in the community can help you feel happy, confident and connected.

What activities will be undertaken? 

That depends on what you do. Initially we will work with some volunteering agencies to help you decide what you want to do and showcase the opportunities that are on offer. In previous years we have had students working in schools, with scout groups, in charity shops, at pre-schools, with the county music service, in dance schools, at the local hospital, at the library and many more places.

How will it help you in your future career?

It will give you a chance to see what opportunities you enjoy and might help you decide whether or not that career is for you.

What employability opportunities does this LinC programme offer? 

Volunteering gives you many of the employability skills that employers are looking for. It allows you to demonstrate that you are reliable, trustworthy, a good communicator, honest and punctual. Many companies will provide you with a reference stating this, which you can use when you are applying for other opportunities such as employment, apprenticeships and university. It will give you a chance to provide future employers with real life scenarios which you can use in an interview, such as a time when you worked as a team or used your initiative.

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