Why Do Students Volunteer?
There are endless answers to this question. And because there are so many answers there is no right or wrong answer, so whatever fits for you, that is a good enough reason for volunteering!
To help you make up your mind we have listed below some of the reasons why students volunteer.
- A great opportunity to meet people.
- A break from academic studies.
- Support a cause close to my heart.
- Help a family member.
- Help my community.
- An opportunity to see theory in practice.
- Do something good with my spare-time.
- Help others without being financially rewarded.
- I always got more or less what I needed in life, so I want to help others that maybe didn't have the same opportunities I had.
- I want to learn about organisations that promote volunteer opportunities and need volunteers so that I can share my knowledge with them in the future.
- Volunteering is part of our culture and I want to make sure it stays part of it.
- I think everybody should volunteer at some stage in their life and student life allows me to take that opportunity.
- I will gain practical work experiences during my student life.
- I will get an opportunity to see the theory I am learning in practice.
- I know I will improve my communication skills.
- Volunteering is about team work so I want to develop team building skills.
- It will be good to learn time management skills.
- Volunteering organisations are always brain storming so I hope to develop these skills.
- It will be good to get an opportunity to develop my moral and ethical reasoning.
- I really want to learn how policy is developed and implemented.
- I think volunteering will improve my confidence and self-esteem.
- I know volunteering will contribute towards an impressive curriculum vitae during my academic training.
- I want to work with volunteering organisations in the future and I know I need to have volunteering experience to do this.
Kemmy Business School
- Structure and management of organisations
- The role of boards of management
- Human Resource Management
- The relationship between policies and practices
- The impact of policies and practices
- Policies and practices in the making
- The outcomes of policies and practices
- Innovative policies and practices
- The impact of policies and practices in the structure and organisation of the social environment