What if the placement just isn’t right for you?

So you have found a placement, had an induction and begun to volunteer but you have realised it might not be what you are looking for.

Don’t worry, this happens sometimes. The best thing to do is to talk to your supervisor to see if there is anything they can do to make it more suitable.

If it just isn’t right, let the supervisor know. It’s important not to just disappear without making contact as they will need to know you are not continuing and to make other arrangements for any commitments you might have had.

Don’t let this be the end of your volunteering or your journey down your chosen career path. One experience isn’t necessarily reflective of every opportunity that is out there. Go back to your local Youth Volunteering Advisor and talk through your options. As we said before, there are thousands of opportunities so there are plenty more to explore.


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Find a volunteering opportunity near you and register your interest. Go on, what are you waiting for? If you don’t try it you won’t know what you’re missing!

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