Helping you find a career in charity & voluntary
Have you always wanted a career that helps people? Do you care deeply about the world around you? Then a job in the charity & voluntary sector could be a fulfilling career option for you.
There is a wide variety of career options within this sector, but what they all have in common, is that they're dedicated to tackling wider-known and/or niche issues that desperately need solving. Where you work will rely entirely on where your passion and drive is in the charity & voluntary sector.
Areas that are always looking for new talent to help their causes or missions include:
- Youth work
- Environment / Conservation
- Animal welfare
- Child welfare
- Women's welfare
- Third world poverty
- Human rights
- Care services
- Policy development
- Poverty alleviation A job in the charity sector will generally be paid whereas voluntary work relies on people working for free. More often than not, however, charity professionals tend to find that their role becomes a combination of both.
It's likely that you will have heard of some big name charities in the UK, including the National Trust, which focuses on conservation. There is also Oxfam, which is dedicated to international development and fighting issues of poverty.
Due to volunteers providing their time and help for free, many people will take up a role part-time or ad-hoc roles unless they can afford to do it full-time.