Want to get a job in charity? Boob HQ share their advice
22nd April 2016
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CoppaFeel! Is a breast cancer awareness charity set up in 2009 by Kris Hallenga to get young people talking about and checking their boobs. Here they share their advice on what it takes to make an impact in the charity sector and beyond. Lets be clear: volunteering is where it’s at If you’re thinking about life post uni and want your CV to stand out from the crowd, start volunteering. Simple. Demonstrating that you’re willing to give your time and energy to something you care about is worth its weight in CV gold. It’s obvious really, but volunteering gives you a chance to develop skills outside your degree, to make a name for yourself and get yourself valuable experience in the world of work. CoppaFeel!’s Health & Education Manager Sophie started out volunteering for our Uni Boob Team at Leeds University, as a team leader, before interning as our festival tour manager and then finally joining the team at Boob HQ in London. Which proves volunteering is a great way to make your face known - and it doesn’t always have to mean making tea. You don’t need to be in London There’s a popular perception that all charity jobs are based in London - but this isn’t true. A quick Google will show you there are tonnes of opportunities to get involved with charities all around the country, and if you’re at university you’ll most likely have a volunteering department entirely dedicated to hooking you up with the perfect role in your local area. Make use of it. CoppaFeel!’s Uni Boob Team programme spans the UK, with teams at universities from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth - and if you can’t find a team at your uni, set one up and earn yourself the coveted title of Uni Boob Team leader. It’s an elite club.
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