Community & Voluntary

Community & Voluntary

While this sector is supported by many volunteers, there are many highly rewarding career paths available. Many roles overlap with Social Care, providing support and assistance to the most vulnerable in society. There are many other activities engaged in, such as supporting community life and advocating for good causes. People working in this sector will often have great passion for the cause they work on and empathy for the people they work with.

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This sector usually appeals to people who are driven more by values and a sense of social justice than financial rewards and profits. Although volunteers carry out a big proportion of work in this sector, it is possible to develop an income-based career. Many roles overlap with Social Care and focus on providing support and assistance to marginalised groups in our society, such as people with a disability, ethnic minority groups and people living in socially disadvantaged areas or with addition. Some of the roles include advocacy worker, community group facilitator, and aid worker.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Community & Voluntary sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • caring for others
  • communication
  • compassion
  • active listening
  • developing relationships
  • empathy
  • adaptability
  • health and safety
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • persuasion
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • recording information
  • social media
  • time management

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