Volunteering can be very rewarding, by giving some of your time you can meet new people, gain new skills and experience all while supporting your community. Time spent volunteering can enhance your CV or application form to help you on your journey into a new career all while helping those who need it most.
Local Authorities offer many volunteering opportunities in areas such as:
- Primary and secondary schools
- Care homes for the elderly
- Day centres for adults with learning difficulties
- Outdoor ranger services
- Community care
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Some volunteering opportunities require relevant recruitment checks including a Disclosure Scotland PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) to be undertaken.
Visit your Local Authority website to find out more about Volunteer opportunities near you.