There are a number of great reasons why becoming a volunteer would be a valuable experience for you.
Volunteering is a way to;
- Do something you've never done before
- Meet new people
- Help you give back to your community, which can make you feel more apart of it
- Help you gain experience which can help you get a job in the future
- Build up you confidence and self-esteem
Links to Websites of Interest:
Volunteering Highland is a network of volunteer centres across the Highlands of Scotland that offers a volunteer recruitment service. The Inverness centre is also a distributor of the Big Issue.
ProjectScotland is the revolutionary volunteering organisation for 16-25 year olds in Scotland. All ProjectScotland placements are full time and last between 3-12 months. Volunteers can choose from a variety of placements across Scotland in areas like sport, the arts, the environment, fundraising and youth work. During placement volunteers will be fully supported with appropriate training and mentoring support. All volunteers are offered a subsistence allowance of £55 per week and expenses.