Would you like to volunteer for one of the UK's most successful Community Foundations?

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  • June 20, 2014

Community Foundation for Calderdale is an independent grant making charity based in Halifax.

We are currently looking for a volunteer Marketing and Events Assistant. Click here for the role description.  If you would like to apply please send your C.V to Carima@cffc.co.uk

Volunteering whilst studying can hugely improve your chances of getting the job you want when you leave education. (travel costs Marketing teamcovered)

Kerry volunteered with us whist completing her Marketing and Events Degree, she now works full time as an Events Manager, here is what she said about her experience: 

“I’ve learnt so much, had so many amazing experiences and wouldn’t have got my new job without everything you have done for me” – Kerry 

Emma volunteered with us whilst studying for her Marketing Degree at Huddersfield University. Emma is now working in Germany with Hewlett-Packard in their marketing department. 

” I have learnt so much, and I am sure being able to talk about real life experiences, when being interviewed by Hewlett- Packard and not just talk about things I’ve read in text book helped me get my new job.”

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.volunteers_needed

Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to:

  • Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly

  • Make a difference to the lives of others

  • Help the environment

  • Help others less fortunate or without a voice

  • Feel valued and part of a team

  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle

  • Gain confidence and self-esteem

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience

  • Developing existing skills and knowledge

  • Enhancing a CV

  • Improving one’s employment prospects

  • Gaining an accreditation

  • Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others (usually described as pro bono)

For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include:

  • Meeting new people and making new friends

  • A chance to socialise

  • Getting to know the local community

 

 

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