University students encouraged to volunteer to improve their job prospects

Darlington and Stockton Times: University students encouraged to volunteer to improve their job prospects University students encouraged to volunteer to improve their job prospects

UNIVERSITY students are being encouraged to volunteer as a way of making it into the jobs market.

Volun-tees aims to help students secure work placements and volunteering opportunities in the Tees Valley with local councils, charities and other businesses.

Jayne Villiers, head of Volun-tees, said: “By volunteering, students are developing new skills and improving their own employability while making a contribution to the community.

"We also offer support to students involved in their own volunteering projects, who might come to us wanting to support a particular charity.”

The organisation is aiming its focus on all undergraduates at Teesside University with the hope that they can get a clear understanding of what they would like to get into once they graduate.

Students from the first year all the way to doing Master’s Degrees can sign up on http://www.voluntees.co.uk

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