Volunteering, aside from being good for society, benefits you as an individual. It develops skills which are thought highly of by employers. Many companies have what is termed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) towards their local communities. These organisations positively encourage and facilitate employees to engage meaningfully with neighbourhood groups and organisations (such as breakfast clubs and parent and toddler groups etc.). Volunteering on your CV will have a positive impact on your employment prospects.
You should check out the DCU Volunteering Website here for lots more information.
Here is a list of some useful resources if you are considering volunteering:
Careers Quick Query & CV Clinics
Do you have a quick career related question? No need to book an appointment, just turn up!
Careers Quick Query and CV Clinics take place each week during semester. These clinics are open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Clinics can be busy and students are seen on a first come, first served basis - so make sure to get there early!
Please bring along a good draft paper copy of your CV or other documentation (eg. Applications, Personal Statements etc.) for review.
Full details available on our Events Page.
We look forward to seeing you there!