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Explore career paths in charity, social work and volunteering

Discover industry insights, career prospects and how to start a career in the fields of charity, social work and volunteering.

Introduction to careers in charity, social work and volunteering

If you’re a passionate and empathetic person, and you aspire to support others and effect social change, social work could be the career for you.
A career in social work?
Ever thought about a career in social work?
12 career options in the charity sector
When some people think of charities, they think of second hand clothing stores, donating to the Red Cross, or volunteeri…
Fields of social work
Whether working one-on-one or with entire communities, social work boasts a wide range of employment opportunities.
A career in social work?
Ever thought about a career in social work?
12 career options in the charity sector
When some people think of charities, they think of second hand clothing stores, donating to the Red Cross, or volunteeri…
Fields of social work
Whether working one-on-one or with entire communities, social work boasts a wide range of employment opportunities.

Free short course trials

Before you decide on next steps, jump in and test the waters with these free short courses

Ever wondered what it's like to study charity, social work and volunteering? Now's your chance to find out! Jump in and learn key concepts from leading course providers.


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Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in charity, social work and volunteering?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue charity, social work and volunteering further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in charity, social work and volunteering, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

As Indigenous world views become increasingly important to major issues facing society, a rapidly emerging area of study and research is Indigenous Studies. Learn how Maori Studies is located in the broader global context of Indigenous Studies, as well as its applications in New Zealand.

Diploma

Interaction between people from diverse cultural backgrounds has never been greater than in today's interconnected and globalised world.

Bachelor

The Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership (BYCL) meets a growing need for innovative leaders who can make an impact on national and global challenges that youth and other communities are encountering.