Work experience and volunteering

Spending time doing unpaid work placements or volunteering is a great way to get ahead and find a job. New experiences in different workplaces can help you decide what you really want to do as well as showing potential employers your commitment to work. It is also a great way to refresh or learn new skills and make contacts that could lead to future employment.

Winchester City Council works Community First: Winchester to offer volunteering opportunities across the district. Many organisations have volunteer programmes offering one-off or regular opportunities for volunteers. Alternatively if there is an organisation that particularly interests you, contact them directly to find out what opportunities they offer.

Hampshire County Council, Royal Hampshire County Hospital and Winchester Churches Night Shelter are among the many local organisations that offer volunteering opportunities.