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Gap Year & Voluntary Work

Gap Year 

If you are considering a Gap Year you will find some useful links below. 

Please think carefully about your personal safety when planning a Gap Year. Take advice about health, safety and insurance issues.

Your will find a useful list of websites below:

projecttrust.org.uk

yearoutgroup.org

gapyear.com

www.independentgapadvice.org - independent gap year advice for young people

yini.org.uk - a Year In Industry. Opportunities for paid employment in top UK companies prior to university

http://www.studentladder.co.uk/ - information about a range of opportunities, including gap years

Voluntary Work

If you intend applying for a course which requires relevant work experience, eg social work then you may wish to consider volunteering. You may find the following links useful:

volunteering.org.uk - organisation for local volunteer opportunities

vso.org.uk - Voluntary Services Overseas

volunteeringkirklees.org.uk - Volunteering Kirklees helps local people find volunteering opportunities that benefit the local community

princes-trust.org.uk - voluntary work and information on starting your own business

do-it.org.uk/ - search for volunteering opportunities