We all have hectic lives, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t find the time to broaden our horizons outside of the daily routine. Lots of events rely on enthusiastic volunteers to make the event run smoothly and be the positive presence on the front line.
What’s that? You just heard about this great new series to watch…here’s why you should give up your time instead…
1.ENHANCE YOUR CV
Your employment prospects will immediately improve, FACT.
Who do you think is getting an interview for that job? Elmo with a one page CV, no experience but ‘likes socialising’ or Anita with volunteering experience at the largest exhibition in the North East for future engineers?
2.LEARN NEW SKILLS
You will learn new skills working on events. If you like filing that’s fine, but you could be honing your customer service skills on registration, greeting over 2,000 attendees with a winning smile, making a dent in your 10,000 steps manging the exhibition, learning how events operate from the inside or gaining knowledge from inspirational industry exhibitors…for free!
3.BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
Trying something new by taking on an event volunteer role will expand your horizons, give you a sense of pride and identity, and leave you beaming, glowing or perhaps perspiring after a shift with a great event team.
4. YOU’LL MEET PEOPLE AND MAKE FRIENDS
We recruit friendly. We are a friendly bunch and so are the rest of our recruits it’s a prerequisite. You’ll meet likeminded people and bond over shared experiences. Unless your middle name is ‘Lazy’, we know you’ll fit in!
5. IT’S FUN
The Bring It On Exhibition is an exciting prospect with over 70 exhibitors showcasing the most innovative and creative interactive experience for students across the region. That means big diggers, cool coding demos, and the chance to find out exactly what the leading engineers in the region are up to on a day to day basis.
6. IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
No, seriously! Research has found that volunteering can boost your immune system and help you sleep better!
It can be hard to know where to begin if you’ve never volunteered for an event. Fortunately, we can steer you in the right direction. We have the opportunity to make a real difference to the engineers of tomorrow, and have opprotunities to work on 11th and 12th October, at the Beacon of Light, Sunderland (if you can only make one day we’d still love to hear from you!)