Volunteer Mehajabeen talks about volunteering in preparation for the workplace

Whether you are looking for work, exploring a change in career or growing your professional skills, #volunteering can offer you new experiences and a chance to develop your employability. This #VolunteersWeek, why not invest in yourself?

Volunteering helps you grow!

Did you know that 43% of volunteers in Coventry do so for skills for work 

In this in-depth and insightful 4 minute video Chat Central and Healthwatch Coventry volunteer, Mehajabeen, talks us through the pivotal role volunteering has played in her career development and benefits for you! She explores her transition from being a recent grad in Public Health studies to her new role in Tech.

She says that if you are looking for something to help you stand out in the competitive jobs market place then Volunteering can help you with:

  • Preparedness for the workplace 
  • Creating structure in your days when you are 'inbetween things'
  • Feeling more motivated to explore options 
  • Exploring idea options in a supportive environment
  • The practical application of skills
  • Developing soft skills


Further Links 

Watch the video on Youtube here 

This #VolunteersWeek why not invest in yourself? See the variety of volunteer roles on offer here

Read this recent research from the World Economic Forum on coveted 'soft skills' in a rapidly changing world