Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Get an Insight into Your Future with These Life-Changing Opportunities

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Get an Insight into Your Future with These Life-Changing Opportunities

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VOLUNTEERING can give you an insight into whether a switch to a new role or different sector might be for you.

Thinking of a career in education: Volunteer as a reading helper, see beanstalkcharity.org.uk to gain experience working with young pupils. If you are considering applying for teacher training visit getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ school-experience for a guide to volunteering opportunities in schools. Also see do-it.org and vinspired.com for roles running youth groups and as scout/guides leader.

Interested in a career in care: Health and social care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and makes an ideal later-life career as well as offering flexible working for those with children. Try becoming a befriender first see ageuk.org.uk or a mental health volunteer (do-it.org). The Royal Voluntary Service helps 100,000 people including the elderly with some 25,000 dedicated volunteers helping people each month in hospital, at home and in the community from running dance clubs to lunch clubs and providing companionship. …

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