What are you interested in?
If you’re a people person why not go and volunteer in your local care home or at the local Scouts Association?
If you like animals why not apply to become a volunteer at your local animal shelter?
Charity shops always need help, even if it’s just a few hours a week. Whilst it might not always be the exact career you’re looking for, volunteering looks great on your CV and gives you real first-hand experience.
If you’re struggling to find somewhere, there’s a number of organisations which specialise in helping volunteers find suitable places - check out some of these;
Work experience is a brilliant way to get a flavour of different jobs and will look great on your CV.
It allows you to experience different roles, companies and sectors for a week or two, and although it won’t be paid, it might help you to decide what you do or don’t like. You’ll normally shadow someone to see their role first-hand and you’ll get the chance to ask questions. Companies will get a lot of requests so make sure your application letter is articulate and professional to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Try to convey your passion for their company and why they should offer you a week’s work experience.
Taking part in social action is a great way to make a really positive difference to your local community and build your skills at the same time. It helps you become more confident, develop great teamwork and communication skills, and value and respect difference in others – all things we look for in our future employees.