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How much hours a week should i volunteer?

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    I have just finished university and am looking for a job. However i don't have much experience. I have only work experience and volunteering. So I am thinking of doing a bit of volunteering whilst i look for a full time job. How many hours should i work for the CV-volunteering? That is my question.
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    (Original post by tony333)
    I have just finished university and am looking for a job. However i don't have much experience. I have only work experience and volunteering. So I am thinking of doing a bit of volunteering whilst i look for a full time job. How many hours should i work for the CV-volunteering? That is my question.
    What kind of volunteering do you want to do? It would be great if you could find something that you will get skills that you want/need, and whatever that role is may define your hours. And prefereably something you think you'll enjoy.
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    What kind of volunteering do you want to do? It would be great if you could find something that you will get skills that you want/need, and whatever that role is may define your hours. And prefereably something you think you'll enjoy.

    I would be interested in working in a charity shop of some kind.
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    Just do as many as you can/want - if you're not working outside it, it doesn't really matter. If you do more hours you'll be able to achieve more (depending on the kind of thing you're doing) and have more things to write on a CV.
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    (Original post by tony333)
    I would be interested in working in a charity shop of some kind.
    My sister used to do that on Saturdays from about 10 or 11 until 18:00. Would that be the kind of thing you're looking for? I think that would be a good start anyway, also think about how much time you need for other things you want to do during the week.
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    Yes i think that would be something for me. That does sound like a good starting point.
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    Consider doing several different volunteer placements for less time each... that way you will have more experiences to pick from to pick onto your CV/use at interviews. Breadth of experience is really important when applying for your first jobs (it is expected that you won't have much depth, but employers really appreciate how much of your personality, interests, and skills they can see from more jobs)

    Don't forget to leave time for you to actually look for and apply to jobs!
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    (Original post by roflcakes1)
    Just do as many as you can/want - if you're not working outside it, it doesn't really matter. If you do more hours you'll be able to achieve more (depending on the kind of thing you're doing) and have more things to write on a CV.
    I agree
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    Thanks everyone
 
 
 
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