Why Volunteer?

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The University of Bedfordshire is committed to contributing to the development of civic and public life through involving students, staff and external audiences in volunteering programmes. We offer a range of ways for students to get involved in volunteering, from one-off events to regular and long-term commitments. We have opportunities with community organisations as well as volunteering roles on site with the University and the Students’ Union.

Beds Career Builder has some interesting content around volunteering:

Professional Benefits

First and foremost, offering your time to an organisation is a fantastic way to gain valuable real world experience in a professional environment. You can receive free training, develop your skills and confidence and earn a valuable credit for your CV. It provides a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, enhance your employability and gain references for future job applications.

Educational Benefits

Volunteering can also help to enhance your studies at the University! Many of our volunteers find inspiration where they volunteer that helps to inform their dissertation or coursework. You can also receive a certificate from the University that recognises your voluntary achievements and contribution.

Personal Benefits

Not only can volunteering improve your professional and technical abilities, it also gives you the chance to grow as a person. You can get a real chance to build your confidence and self-esteem, and even make new friends and contacts! On top of all that, volunteering is a great opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and contribute to the community - and that feels pretty great!


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