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.
Get a Guaranteed Interview
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. To say thank you for your volunteering, HeadStart has two rewards:
An interview for a real jobInterview with one of our leading business partners for real a part-time job or internship with one of our corporate partners like Nando’s or Starbucks.
Practice for future successEven if you don't want a job now, it's an amazing opportunity to experience a professional interview, and we'll provide the support and training you need to guide you through the process.
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: