There are lots of ways you can volunteer for AFSCS. You could become:
- Support Worker, supporting children and young people with their education and homework; supervising them during their activities or outings;
- Befriender: visiting isolated older people, asylum seeker, refugees and new comers.
- Welfare and Job coach, helping people with education, health, housing, benefits matter and supporting them to access the job market.
- Fundraiser: bringing new ideas to raise fund for good causes and for supporting our activities either in the UK or in Africa
- Volunteer bid writer: as we do lack a Fundraising Officer, your contribution to this need will be highly appreciated
- And there are a range of other opportunities available too.
Benefits of Volunteering:
- Find Your First Job Through Volunteering: A LinkedIn survey found that 41% of recruiters consider volunteer work equal to a paid job. Volunteer work can equip you with invaluable self-knowledge, so you can put your finger on your first career move without much hassle
- Boost Your Hireability With Volunteer Work: For volunteer work to give a boost to your application, you need to find a volunteer position related to your field
- Make Impactful Connections Through Volunteering: One of the benefits of volunteering to the community is that it offers an abundance of opportunities to network and meet new people: board members, employees, other volunteers, etc.
There’s more: unlike networking at meet-ups, volunteering gives you access to work with these people side by side
- Improve Your Hard and Soft Skills Through Volunteering Skill Sets: most volunteer tasks involve working with a diverse mix of people. As a result, you get a chance to improve teamwork skills, so you can get better with others.