Whether you’re looking to help a cause that means the world to you, or just looking to gain some experience while doing some good, the charity and volunteering sector offers some great opportunities.

The charity and volunteering sector has arguably the largest variety of different roles of any sector due to the fact that there are so many charities and organisations that all do different things. What’s great about this is that you can find a role that will give you experience of the type of position you would like to work in one day. This experience isn’t just invaluable to you, it’s invaluable to the goals of the charity or organisation as well.

It’s not all unpaid work however, some paid positions are out there within the Charity and Volunteering sector. These can range anywhere from office work to team training and will require the same motivated and professional approach as other employment opportunities.

What’s Expected?

While charities and organisations within this sector are generally not as competitive to volunteer for as paid positions, you will still need to make a good impression and show that you are capable of the position you are applying for. Treat your application and interview with the same drive and enthusiasm as you would for your dream job and you’ll increase your chances of seizing what could possibly be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Someone volunteering their time in a position within a charity or volunteering organisation should be responsible, motivated, and very open to learning.

In a volunteering role, the expectation is sometimes that you don’t have prior experience in the role you are taking and are instead looking to pick up skills and experience over time. Often the fact that you are willing to invest your time in a cause is enough.

However, when considering a paid position within the charity and volunteering sector, you will undoubtedly need the required skills and experience to acquire the position. It’s important to know exactly what employers are looking for before investing your time in trying to acquire a position, this is to maximise your chances of landing the job.

How Can We Help?

HR Recruitment are known to many charities and volunteering organisations, sending both dedicated volunteers and professionals alike their way. Not only can we offer advice to help you land your dream position within this sector, we can also match you up with an organisation based on your skills, qualifications, and preferences.

Finding the right position for volunteers and job-seekers has never been more simple and streamlined than it is now for a well-established recruitment agencies.

We recruit and supply for all positions within the charity and volunteering sector including:

  • Admin Staff
  • On-site Volunteers
  • Mentors
  • Befrienders

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and we recruit and supply for many other positions.