Volunteering and Youth Work
Employers don’t just look for paid work on your CV, they also look at what you do in your spare time – specifically volunteering and youth work.
Taking part in youth work activities and volunteering will allow you to add transferable skills to your CV such as:
- Strong Work-ethic
- Organisational skills
- Communications skills
How to gain this experience?
There are some brilliant opportunities within Cheshire and Warrington for you to add volunteering and youth work to your experience such as:
- Uniformed services
- Scouts and guides
- Sea Cadets
- Youth groups
One of the delivery partners for The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership is a charity called Youth Federation (Youth Fed) based in Ellesmere Port.
Youth Fed has been a Cheshire young person charity since 1952 and has helped 1000s of young people in the region.
They deliver a number of programmes and events to young people aged 8-25 with the main emphasis being on employability and mental health and wellbeing. They are also heavily involved in cyber security with a dedicated base on the Sci-Tech park in Daresbury which gives you the opportunity to learn about aspects of the cyber security industry and other related fields. However, the biggest programme they deliver is the National Citizens Service.
The NCS Programme
The NCS programme is an annual event that gives opportunities 16 year-olds to engage in activities for two weeks in order to build confidence, resilience, communication skills and more. As part of this programme they take part in what is called a “Social Action”. This gives groups of young people the opportunity to give something back to the community; either by direct action or by raising money for a worthy cause.Find out more about Youth Fed