27/05/2020

What careers involve working with and helping the community

There are many ways to get involved in your community, from volunteering an hour a week to a full-blown career navigating the ins and outs of local society. For many people who study the Community Development and Youth Work courses at the University of Bolton, they go on to focus on areas such as should, community centres, charities, housing associations, outdoor centres and residential settings such as cares homes.

There is a huge variety when it comes to working in the community; here is just a small example of some of the potential careers our students can enjoy:

  • Advice Work
  • Behaviour Management
  • Community Education
  • Family Support
  • Mentoring
  • Prison and Probation Service
  • Residential Care
  • Working with refugee/asylum seekers

Within these areas, there is another magnitude of roles; you can choose to work with youth or older groups of people, from those living in poverty to those battling other issues. One great aspect of studying in a Community Development and Youth Work degree is that graduates have a wide range of job roles to choose from.

Throughout your studies you might realise that you prefer working with the elderly, or helping those from ethnic minority backgrounds, for every preference you have within the sector there is a job role suited to you and your skills.

When studying at the University of Bolton, students receive the opportunity to take part in work-based learning modules and on some courses, earn up to 800 hours of fieldwork practice. On-campus, passionate lecturers will explore with students’ multiple issues within communities, including:

  • Community Engagement
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Globalisation
  • Homelessness and Housing
  • Social Policy and Politics
  • Social Education, History, and Justice

One aspect of a career working within the community’s is the rewarding feeling when you know you’ve made a positive impact on somebody’s life. No matter which route you take after graduation, it’s sure to be one that benefits both you and others.

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