Rejoice, because the summer holidays are (finally!) here. With almost three months to enjoy: there is a world of opportunity waiting for you to tap into.
Many organisations and charities depend on volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of their operations, as recent economic problems mean they simply can’t afford to pay as many staff members – and more and more people are relying on their services. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider giving up […]
If you’re looking for ways to volunteer your time, what about contacting your local ChildLine base to see how you can help? Danielle Devin explains her role as a volunteer counsellor Danielle Devin says that volunteering for ChildLine is “a great way to build experience and to test the water for a future career.” Danielle joined […]
Simon Ritchie takes a look at how you can help others this Christmas… New iPhone or new PlayStation? Mulberry bag or Michael Kors watch? While for most of us these are the biggest worries at Christmas, the less fortunate are asking where their next meal will come from or if they’ll be able to buy […]
Whether you’re at school where the summer holidays stretch to six weeks, you’ve got a a whopping three months of summer at university or you’ve just left education and not sure what to do next, why not get involved in a mini gap year project abroad? Laura Redpath takes a look at some of the best short-term gap options that the […]
Imagine having the opportunity to see some of the world’s most famous landmarks and stunning landscapes and make a difference in someone’s life at the same time? It’s all possible with a far-flung volunteer project. When things don’t go your way, you get a bad exam result or you’ve just been dumped, it’s all too […]