Volunteering is an activity that involves spending time unpaid doing something that helps organisations, groups or individuals. Some things to consider are; choosing a cause or issue which means something to you, considering the skills you have to offer and the opportunities for you to learn something new, being realistic about your time commitments.

There are lots of benefits to volunteering. You can:

  • Make a positive difference and benefit your community
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Improve your own confidence, self esteem, and wellbeing 
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Feel valued and part of a team

Don't forget to record your new transferable skills in the Skills Passport within your >log on | move on> learner account! 

An internship can give you the opportunity to work at a company, learn new skills and gain experience. Internships can be offered to school leavers, as well as graduates and the length of an internship can vary.

There are three different types of internships:

• Work Shadowing - interns follow one or more members of a team throughout their day-to-day routine, allowing them to learn from top industry professionals.

• Training Programmes - they act as a way for companies to assess candidates for future roles. These programmes also give candidates the opportunity to see if the company is right for them.

• Work Placements - are often part of a degree programme and are designed to give students a taste for working life in their chosen profession.

Are you interested in a virtual internship, why not check out the National Careers Website to find out more.


HEY! Volunteering

Support organisations, venues, and projects mainly in arts, culture, heritage across Hull and East Yorkshire with skilled and experienced trained volunteers.


Hull CVS

Hull Community and Voluntary Services (Hull CVS) aim to support the development of voluntary and community groups and volunteering in Hull.



Aims to help young people aged 11 to 25 in the East Riding of Yorkshire to increase life skills, by introducing them to new and enjoyable social activities.



VYPER is a scheme which allows young people to collect certificates of recognition for all the volunteering that they are taking part in aged 10 to 25.



The #iwill campaign promotes social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.



vInspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way for 14 - 25 year olds.


Diana Award

The Diana Award is a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world.


International Citizens Service

Provides overseas volunteer placements for 18-25 year olds and Team Leader placements for 23-35 year olds.



Do IT helps people build meaningful connections, do good things, and feel healthier and happier as a result.


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Award is a flexible and adventurous programme of activities for all young people aged between 13 1/2 to 25 years.


Hull City Council

Hull City Council value and recognise the importance of volunteering and we are committed to making sure that all volunteers have a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

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East Riding Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council very much values the additional support provided by volunteers to a range of services. Volunteers bring new skill, new ideas and a fresh perspective.

Last updated on 11/09/2023