Volunteering and Work Experience
Voluntary work is unpaid work but it is a good way of learning the skills, confidence and experience for getting a paid job.
Sometimes people want to do voluntary work as well as paid work. In some cases someone might choose to do long term voluntary work rather than paid work.
Longer term unpaid work placements should be seen as volunteering and not falsely presented as ‘work preparation placements’.
Work that would usually be done by a paid worker should not be done by volunteers.