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What is volunteering?

At Chesterfield College, there are so many opportunities to get involved in volunteering to really make a difference to the local community. Volunteering is flexible, making it easier for you to get involved.


 Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering looks great on your CV and is also a fantastic way to be one step ahead when completing your UCAS application. Bening a volunteer can also help you to:

  • Make new friends
  • Have fun
  • Gain new skills
  • Keep busy and active
  • Give something back to the community


Where can I volunteer?

We work with a number of local charities and organisations who are looking for volunteers throughout the year. From stewarding at events to gardening, there are so many volunteering opportunities available.


How can I get involved?

The Xtra team can help support you through your volunteer journey. Pop in to the Wellbeing Hub to have a chat with a member of the team – we can help you decide which opportunities are suitable for you.

We also hold regular volunteer meetings once a month during Friday lunchtime (12.15-1pm) to look at the opportunities available. Don’t worry if you’re not in college on Fridays – you can keep in touch with what’s going on through our student message boards and volunteer notices.


To find out more about volunteering drop in to the Wellbeing Hub or email Kerrie at robertsonk@chesterfield.ac.uk