Giving your time by volunteering means getting much more than money. Often, helping a charity or volunteering in the community offers the opportunity to learn new skills and find out what you have to offer.
It’s a great way to meet new people and learn from their experiences. You’ll also be getting valuable work experience – something else to put on your CV. Volunteering is a great opportunity to put your skills and ideas to good use for a cause close to your heart.
Volunteering can also include caring for family members, looking after other students or being on the Student Council, a Student Ambassador, mentoring or getting involved in student discussion panels.
For more volunteering ideas, check out do-it.org.uk.
How to enter
To enter the Embark award simply complete 18 STAR activity records in total. 6 of these must be in the ‘My courses and careers’ category. You then need to write one reflective statement. Explore other categories and find out more about how to enter.