Voluntary & Work Experience
Hospital Contacts and Engineering
If you don't know which kind of volunteering you'd like to do, there are some organisations that can help you. Have a look at the links below to see what's out there and to search for volunteering vacancies:
Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career.
Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience, volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers.
Some university courses will not consider your application if you have not gained experience relevant to your chosen degree course.
In a competitive job market, prospective employers want to see what makes you different from all the other candidates, and volunteering is a great way of standing out from the crowd. By demonstrating that you take part in meaningful activities in your spare time, you will show an employer that you are a well-rounded person with some interesting life experience.
If you are interested in voluntary work in a local hospital you can contact:
Walton Neuro Hospital
Alder Hey Hospital
The Royal Hospital
Liverpool Womens - Gina Barr
Voluntary work in Schools
If you would like to get involved in volunteering at a Primary School you should speak to Miss Jones who can help you.
You can also go into the school of interest and speak to the Headteacher yourself.
If you are interested in teaching then experience in the classroom is vital to support your university application.
Contact companies via telephone or email and ask them what work experience or voluntary programs they run.