There are loads of benefits to volunteering and you find out all about these on this page. If you want know more our values and culture, you can find this here but why not see what our volunteers have to say?
As well as making a difference and helping our work, there are loads of benefits to volunteering:
- Boost your CV and increase your chances of getting a job
- Learn new skills… or make the most of the skills you have
- Get some training
- Do something good with your spare time
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Increase your confidence
- Gain some well-deserved recognition
- Be healthier and happier, and have fun!
Boost your CV and increase your chances of getting a job
Whether you're still in school, just out of university or college, looking for a new experience or would like a career change, volunteering is a brilliant addition to any CV.
We've got lots of great opportunities at Tenovus Cancer Care which means you can try your hand at different roles and build new skills and experiences. Volunteering offers you the chance to try out a new type of career and gain experience in a new area.
It can give you the chance to meet new people and build relationships that could be of benefit to you in your future career.
As well as this, one of the benefits of volunteering with us is that you’ll be able to apply for both external and internal job vacancies.
Learn new skills… or make the most of the skills you have
Just because volunteer work is unpaid doesn’t mean the skills you learn aren’t valuable. By volunteering you’ll gain plenty of experience and have the opportunity to receive different training depending on your role.
Volunteering gives you the chance to explore your interests and build skills in that area, turning your hobbies into something more valuable and benefiting the greater community.
Plenty of training opportunities
We’ll give you a full induction and training in your role. You’ll have a supervisor who can offer you advice and guidance, and there may be opportunities to shadow members of staff in different teams. Find out more about the development and training we offer our volunteers.
Do something good with your spare time
You may have retired, taken a career break, found yourself unemployed, needed to stop working because of health reasons or maybe you’ve been caring for someone.
Going from working five days a week to finding yourself with time on your hands can be a strange experience. But volunteering can be something new and exciting. So why not use those spare hours to help us?
Whatever your age or your situation, volunteering can help take your mind off your own worries, keep you mentally stimulated, and give you a sense of purpose by making a difference.
Meet new people and make new friends
At Tenovus Cancer Care you can meet lots of new people; from those we support who are affected by cancer, to members of staff, to members of the public and other volunteers.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to meet new people, develop your social skills and build new relationships.
Maybe you’re shy, or you’ve moved to a new area, or you’ve started a new job and are finding it difficult to meet people. There's no better way to get to know your community than by spending time with other people and helping to make it better.