What are the best things about working in the voluntary and community sector?

The benefits of working in the voluntary and community sector include:

  • Making a difference: the sector contributes to many things, such as employment creation, active citizenship, democracy, social services and in promoting and safeguarding human rights.
  • Job satisfaction: a survey by Warwick University found that voluntary sector workers get more job satisfaction than those in the private and public sectors.
  • The opportunity to develop skills: working in the voluntary and community sector often means you get to develop a wider range of skills than you would anywhere else and to be more creative.