Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organisation and using your initiative.
You might feel more comfortable stretching your wings at work once you’ve honed these skills in a volunteer position first. If you are looking to further your career then volunteering can help you learn practical skills and develop your competencies.
Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place whilst providing a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. It will help you build upon skills you already have and use them back in the workplace and to benefit the greater community.
Please ensure that you have permission before expressing interest and that it complies with your Departments volunteering policy.