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Becoming a Voluntary Worker: Frequent Questions
Becoming a Voluntary Worker: Frequent Questions
Frequently asked questions about volunteering include what skills are needed, how to source opportunities, how much time is involved and how benefits may be affected....
Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Volunteer?
Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Volunteer?
How do you know what voluntary work you'll be good at? Our questionnaire explores ways to identify the right voluntary work for you....
Essential Checks Before Volunteering - Police & DBS
Essential Checks Before Volunteering - Police & DBS
How CRB checks have to be routinely carried out by some organisations to assess a prospective volunteer’s suitability to the role for which they are applying. How it’s…...
Funding Yourself While Volunteering
Funding Yourself While Volunteering
The fact that a voluntary role will be unpaid will always be an issue in terms of how you're going to fund the experience. Here are some tips......
Guide to Volunteering While Claiming Benefits
Guide to Volunteering While Claiming Benefits
In most cases it is possible to volunteer for an unlimited number of hours a week whilst claiming benefits....
How do I get into Volunteering?
How do I get into Volunteering?
How it’s important to do your homework first when considering a volunteer position. The need to look at issues such as the amount of time you can commit to and…...
How to look for Voluntary Work
How to look for Voluntary Work
The many different approaches you can take in order to find the volunteering opportunity that best suits you. How it’s your own research efforts that will be the key…...
How Voluntary Work Can Lead to a New Career
How Voluntary Work Can Lead to a New Career
Some volunteers feel that they want to commit themselves to working in their chosen sector full time; we look at how gaining experience as a volunteer can help and…...
Qualifications to Gain From Volunteering
Qualifications to Gain From Volunteering
In addition to the other benefits of volunteering you may be able to translate your experience into qualifications such as NVQs which could improve your career prospects....
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering
How it’s important to spend some time asking yourself questions with regards to whether or not volunteering is right for you and the type of role that would be most…...
Voluntary Work With Local Museums
Voluntary Work With Local Museums
There are many different opportunities to volunteer in museums, ranging from front of house to accessioning objects,...
Volunteering - Interview Techniques
Volunteering - Interview Techniques
Why doing your research and finding out about the organisation and tailoring your application form and interview to ‘fit’ the role is the best preparation towards…...
Volunteering as a Disabled Person
Volunteering as a Disabled Person
Volunteering as a disabled person offers many opportunities to get involved...
Volunteering: Is Part or Full Time Right for You?
Volunteering: Is Part or Full Time Right for You?
There are many ways to be a volunteer - is part-time or full-time volunteering most likely to be right for you?...
What Organisations Look for in a Good Volunteer
What Organisations Look for in a Good Volunteer
The kinds of personal qualities all organisations and charities will be looking for when wishing to recruit good volunteers and the importance of understanding these…...
When Voluntary Work Goes Wrong
When Voluntary Work Goes Wrong
Voluntary activity is good for individuals, those they work with, and the wider community, but sometimes things go wrong. Knowing how to address problems in voluntary…...
Why Become a Volunteer?
Why Become a Volunteer?
How voluntary work is very beneficial to those who undertake it. Outlining the many different ways voluntary work can help improve career prospects, increase your…...
Working With Animals
Working With Animals
Volunteering with animals is very popular and can be highly rewarding....
Your Employment Rights as a Volunteer
Your Employment Rights as a Volunteer
How voluntary workers do not have the same employment rights as paid workers but why it’s important to know what you are entitled to and that this is set out in a…...
Your Responsibilities As A Volunteer
Your Responsibilities As A Volunteer
How you’ll have responsibilities as well as rights if you choose to volunteer. A general overview of the types of responsibilities you’ll have and the importance of…...
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