Volunteering and enrichment help to improve your CV, written applications and interviews including personal statements and entrance interviews for university. It also gives you the opportunity to explore your skills and strengths, build up your confidence and the chance to experience different environments to see what you actually enjoy doing.
Why not browse the websites below so see if there’s something you can get involved in?
Why is volunteering important?
Local volunteering opportunities –
Greater Manchester – https://volunteergm.org/
Volunteer Centre Bolton – https://do-it.org/organisations/volunteer-centre-bolton
Voluntary organisations and various roles
Volunteering opportunities for 14 – 25 year olds – www.vinspired.com
National Citizenship Service programme – take on new challenges, learn new skills and help out your community. www.ncsyes.co.uk
Youth Leads (formerly Xplode) supports young people aged 12-22 to enrich their skills, reach their potential, and influence change. They do this through peer-led programmes of volunteering, social action projects, and learning experiences, and by amplifying the voice of young people with key decision makers.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) a youth club in Bolton providing young people with a safe haven to spend their free time. BLGC encourages young people to be the best they can be by providing innovative activities, unique experiences and high-quality enterprise programmes.
If you are already involved in volunteering, let us know in school and we can feature your achievements on the website.