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Volunteering for Lakelands


Work experience and training

Volunteering could help you learn new transferable skills, refresh old ones or simply gain valuable work experience. You could be currently employed, unemployed, retired or a student looking to start out in a new career, it really doesn't matter. Your voluntrary work could even lead to recognised qualifications.

Work discipline

People who have been unemployed for a long period often find themselves getting out of the habit of work life. Volunteering for Lakelands Hospice could help you establish a healthier and happier routine.

Filling gaps on your CV

Voluntary work during periods of unemplyment can fill gaps in your CV making you far more attractive to employers. We are happy to provide all our Volunteers with references for future employers.

A break in the job hunting cycle

Volunteer work can provide you with a welcome break from the job hunting cycle of applications, interviews and rejection.

Confidence building

Your confidence may have taken a recent knock or you maybe a shy person needing a helping hand to boost your self esteem. Either way working in a friendly team environment where your work is really appreciated and where you are given support in achieving your goals could give your confidence that much needed boost.

Make new friends

Volunteering within the  local community is a great way to make new friends whilst helping a worthy cause. We find volunteering is often a good way of building a circle of friends when you are new to the local area.