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Volunteering and its benefits

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Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community in different, fun ways. This week we celebrate Student Volunteering Week, which offers a variety of ways to get involved.  You can read more about our events and initiatives here. But why get into volunteering? 

Giving back to the community 

First of all, volunteering is a greatly rewarding experience that allows you to give back to your community. If you feel like getting involved in bigger issues, try searching how to work for an NGO or a charity, whose mission you feel close to. If you think you’d prefer to get involved locally to improve something closer to home, why not search a local community centre? You can help bring in something positive to your neighbourhood. 

Making friends 

Volunteering can also be a great way to make some new friends. When getting involved in initiatives close to your heart, you can be sure to meet some like-minded people. The experience will be a fun way to branch out to other people in your neighbourhood that like to get engaged or perhaps make new friends from other places and abroad. 

Learning new skills 

Working for a charity or other volunteering activity can be an amazing way to learn something new. You may be exposed to new environments and tasks, which will allow you to gain new skills – be it gardening or leadership skills.  

Improving your employability 

Finally, volunteering experience looks great on your CV. It shows to future employers you are willing to take initiative and care about your community. This drive is what people look for in their prospective hire. It can also be a great way to network and get to know people, who work in the field that interests you. 


Whatever your motivation may be, volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience that will allow you to develop in various ways, while giving back to the community. Check out the opportunities on the KCLSU website and get involved today! 


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