Press release

Volunteer Fair to help students build their CV

Published on 9 February 2024

Giving a helping hand to others could help students get their feet on the first rung of the career ladder.

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The University of Dundee will host its annual Volunteering and Work Experience Fair on Thursday 15 February, providing students with the opportunity to work with charities and community groups in exchange for valuable experience.

The popular event will see almost 30 groups attend the University’s Dalhousie Building, with stallholders offering volunteer positions throughout Dundee and the wider region. 

Students can support the crucial work of charities such as BeFriends, Tayside Cancer Support and Victim Support Dundee, or perhaps learn new skills that can support career aspirations with the likes of Leisure and Culture Dundee and the National Trust for Scotland.

Mark McCabe from the University’s Careers Service said, “Our Volunteering and Work Experience Fair is a hugely popular event with our University community.

“Every year, hundreds of our students give up their free time to volunteer in crucial roles in our city and beyond, providing help and support to charities and groups.

“As well as providing a high standard of education, the University is committed to preparing our students with the additional skills and experience required to succeed after graduation. Events such as this allow students to seek out opportunities that will enhance their CV and perhaps give them a taste of the working environment they can look forward to experiencing when they take the next steps on their career path.” 

The University of Dundee’s Volunteering and Work Experience Fair takes place in the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill from 11.30am – 2pm on Thursday 15 February. Both students and graduates of the University are welcome to attend, free of charge.


Jonathan Watson

Senior Press Officer

+44 (0)1382 381489