Volunteering is an excellent way of learning new skills and enhancing your CV while making a difference to either the environment or the people in your community. Employers value many of the skills that are evident in voluntary work. Volunteering opportunities in and around the University are advertised on Careerslink and the University's dedicated Volunteering and Community Engagement Team can offer you one-to-one advice should you need it. There are hundreds of groups and organisations that require help. Opportunities for Mathematics and related areas include:
You may, however, fancy developing an interest in something totally new and again the opportunities are numerous. The Manchester Leadership Programme website has details of some of these organisations. Further information about the benefits of volunteering can be found on the Careers Service website.
The highest reward for a person's work is not what they get for it, but what they become because of it.
Join the University of Manchester Volunteering facebook group to hear about news and opportunities and follow uomvolunteering on Instagaram to see what they've been up to recently.
You can also meet representatives from University of Manchester Volunteering at the MyFutureFest teepee in February or find contacts and opportunities with over 70 charities and organisations at the Volunteering Fair in October.