Volunteers drive targets students

Students are being told that volunteering to work with charities will improve their chances of getting a job – and might even improve their sex lives.

The claim comes from Barnardo's, which is helping to promote Community Service Volunteers' (CSV) 'Make a Difference Day' this Saturday (29 October).

Messages include: 'Charity shops aren't the stale-smelling time warps of the past'; and 'It might be fun selling vintage clothing, rare vinyl, DVDs and lava lamps.'

Barnardo's will quote research from CSV, in which 20 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds said volunteering had improved their sex lives. In
a TimeBank poll, most employers said volunteering experience was an advantage.

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