Helping you find a career in the charity industry
There are 169,000 charities in the UK, employing more than 600,000 workers, all with a passion for helping others. If you're one of those people, then this page will give you all the information you need to get a work placement in the world of charity.
Charities are non-profit organisations, notable charities include: The National Trust, Cancer Research UK and Save the Children. There are a diverse range of charities, so you'll be able to find a charity that tackles the issues closest to your heart. Charities rely on their workforce to raise money and organise events. A charity's workforce is the key to the efficiency and reach of that charity's work.
Graduates make up one third of the workforce in the charity sector, however there are also a large number of voluntary staff working for most charitable organisations. This means that it's a fun, energetic and diverse place to work! Don't be dissuaded if you haven't had attended university however, there are opportunities for school leavers too.
Charities confront issues such as:
- Child welfare
- Environmental conservation
- Animal welfare
- Women's welfare and rights
- Third world poverty
- Human rights
- Care services
- Elderly care
- Policy development
- Poverty alleviation
So, you can see that they deal with pretty big issues! If you're excited at the possibility of helping solve some of these problems, then charity work may be for you.