How can volunteering help my application


Wondering how to boost your application?  Why not consider volunteering?

In this blog post, our team have looked at some of the volunteering activities for those who wish to consider environmental science.  Volunteering can add vital experience to your application or CV across a whole host of career pathways.  Contact our team for a free review call if you are wondering how to include your voluntary experience in your application, or if you are wondering how to get started!  Our team have a host of resources to help you get started looking for voluntary experience.

Example – Thinking of environmental science as your third level pathway?

Evidence of volunteering in a related field will power your UCAS application to the top of admissions pile. This week, we took some tim out of the heatwave to research potential opportunities. The range is huge. If counting dragons is your thing or you prefer a penguin watch, there is quite literally something for everyone. Check out the following selected links for more information – there are roles throughout the UK and on online.

Caring for monkeys in a wildlife sanctuary in Cornwall or keeping check of grazing animals in Yorkshire – just two of the options on here – and yes, if you are techie, there are opportunities in podcasting and graphic design.

Exciting opportunities online here – anything from keeping an eye on those penguins to using your ICT skills to support children in the developing world.

With the National Trust, you can get up close and personal with nature in the countryside counting butterflies or hone your horticultural skills in the famed gardens. Either way, you will be connecting deeply with Mother Nature.
Search for a volunteer opportunity near you | National Trust

Willing to get stuck in and get your hands dirty – RSPB Dungeness need you ! Other possibilities scattered throughout the UK- check them out
Find Volunteer Opportunities Near You – The RSPB

We hope this quick dip into volunteering opportunities has whetted your appetite. Some of the these roles require a CV. Don’t have a CV ? Don’t worry !

At Pain Free Personal Statements we can help you craft a CV which reflects your skills and achievements on flexible terms which reflect our own beliefs in sustainability.

Not sure how to link volunteering experience into your UCAS personal statement ? A FREE 30 minute review call will put you in touch with one of our experienced UCAS advisers. After that, it will be plain sailing.