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Can volunteering help you secure your dream job?


Want to pursue a career with animals but aren’t sure of the best way to get started? Volunteering could be the first step towards kick starting your new career!

How will volunteering with animals benefit me?

By volunteering you will:

  • Learn new skills and gain experience
  • Get the opportunity to meet new people
  • Learn more about animal behaviour and the workplace environment
  • Give something back by making a difference to the lives on animals

Work towards your dream career with animals…

Volunteer work can be very rewarding and make you feel as though you’re giving something back to your community. But it can also help you to progress your career.

By volunteering in the industry you dream of working in you’ll pick up essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the role. You’ll also gain lots of experience and get to know what day-to-day life in the profession is like. Having experience within the line of work can also put you in good stead when it comes to applying for a job.

Having volunteer work on your CV shows your employer you’re willing to go that extra step to secure your future career.

To find out more about how you can get involved with volunteering in your community, click here.

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