Getting a job after University isn’t easy. More and more employers are looking for graduates who have been involved in student life beyond their academic study. Where you can get this invaluable experience? Part-time jobs are often hard to come by and don’t always bear much relation to your career plans. It’s tough.
What about volunteering?
“No thanks,” I hear you say, “I don’t really fancy having to sift through jumble in a charity shop.”
But there’s A LOT more to it than that.
Student volunteering covers a large range of activities and projects: there truly is something out there for everyone.
Why get involved?
Good question. Well, just have a think about why you came to University in the first place.
- To get a degree?
I’m sure there’s more to it than that…
- To better your job prospects?
- To learn new skills?
- To meet new people?
- To have a laugh?
- To experience something different?
Volunteering with the SRC can help you to do all of these and allow you to make a difference in your local community, and build your employability skills. Volunteering can also be a great way to escape the “West End Bubble” and see a different side of the city.
The Scottish Executive/Goverment also places a strong emphasis on the importance of Volunteering, and their Strategy can be found here.
You’ll also no longer need to feel stuck in the “West End Bubble”.