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Volunteer Work

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Hello;

I am a student in Year 11 (second year of GCSE). I am looking for ways to 'enhance' or add more to my CV/resumé and I have chosen to try and do some volunteer work, in the hopes of making myself try to stand out and possibly increase my changes of getting into university.

I already did voluntary private tutoring at my school (and to a slight extent outside school). I have also talked to my teacher who has let me run after-school maths sessions with able students in order to let students gain a greater understanding of different concepts not introduced at school, and to get away from the whole 'textbook' style of learning. I have taught some classes for maths and biology before (KS3 and KS4), but I am looking to gain more experience. My teacher has also let me be a teaching assistant in different maths classrooms, and I can help out with younger students who are struggling or the very bright students who excel and want more.

However, I still don't feel like this is enough... is there anything else that I could do? Should I run revision sessions? I'm not sure how else I could volunteer, which for now is the main aspect of my CV that I'm working on (along with getting the best GCSE grades I can). I have done my work experience but I have never been officially employed at a paid job.

So, what else could I do? I want to help out, and I am veering more toward voluntary work rather than paid work.

Thanks.
 

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One piece of advice I would have for you is that often times, employers like to see volunteer work in part because it provides your character with some diversity and different perspectives of the world. In turn, making you more personable with people in other departments, etc.

I think it would be better for you if you had some non-math volunteer work, you know, for a food shelf, homeless shelter, etc. They don't want to see that your life is math-oriented.
 

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