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Volunteering is good for your CV, helps your well-being and builds your skills
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Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, meet new people and boost your CV. 

Some young people volunteer as part of school work, part of a youth club, or at their local library. 

Take Action: Young people aged 14+ in Oxfordshire can volunteer for the Reading Challenge. This is an opportunity to work with younger or reluctant readers and help them complete a reading challenge. Visit your local library and talk to staff about how you can volunteer.

Find local volunteering opportunities

There's lots of ways to find local volunteering opportunities, but many young people just start by visiting their local charity shops or community centres to ask about what's available. 

Take Action: Find more ways to look for local volunteer opportunities. 

There are also lots of places to look for volunteering opportunities online:

You can also check out volunteering opportunities on our own opportunity database - these have all been checked to make sure that they are suitable for younger volunteers. 

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