Stand out from the crowd
HeadStart can help you in so many ways. Whether you are thinking about entering further education, going into work, taking up an apprenticeship, or just want to improve your general confidence and experience for the future, HeadStart has something to offer you.
Gain skills and experience
Not only is volunteering life-enriching, but it gives you the experience to talk about in your interviews and something to put in your personal statement and on your CV. When you start volunteering you’ll also gain exclusive access to our employability workshops.
Gain transferable skillsVolunteering helps lay the foundation for transferable skills like teamwork and communication. You'll also gain access to our exclusive workshops where we will help develop those skills further.
Boost your CV and UCAS StatementEmployers and universities value applicants who volunteer their time so it looks fantastic on a CV and personal statement. Not sure how to write a CV? We can help with that too.
Taking that first step into the world of work can be hard. It's difficult to know where to start and how to approach prospective employers. By taking part in HeadStart you can:
An interview for a real jobWe work with leading businesses across England to offer interviews for real-jobs as and when there are vacancies in your local area.
Practice for future successEven if you don't want a job now, you'll still have the opportunity to take part in a practice interview and receive valuable feedback and practice!
Make a Difference
In cities, towns, and communities across the nation, there is an incredible amount of good happening. Now you have the opportunity to be a part of it. By volunteering through the HeadStart programme, you'll:
Make a real difference to your communityWe work to make sure we have volunteering opportunities near you, so the lives of service users and your local community will be positively impacted when you give your time.
Explore your passionsBecause we have such a range of volunteering placements available, you can choose an opportunity that you are truly passionate about, or you can challenge yourself to try something new.
Expand your Horizons
Interacting with new people can bring immense value to our lives. It can: