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What are the best things about working in the voluntary and community sector?
The benefits of working in the voluntary and community sector include:
- Making a difference: the sector contributes to many things, such as employment creation, active citizenship, democracy, social services and in promoting and safeguarding human rights.
- Job satisfaction: a survey by Warwick University found that voluntary sector workers get more job satisfaction than those in the private and public sectors.
- The opportunity to develop skills: working in the voluntary and community sector often means you get to develop a wider range of skills than you would anywhere else and to be more creative.
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