I want to go away for a Bachelors in Social Work which is very competitive so what can I volunteer for to help my application? I won't be applying for another 3 years. - I am thinking maybe volunteer at a Family Support Worker place. - Interm as an Addictions Counsellor. (Going away for Addictions Counselling first) - Big Brother / Big Sister My Marks in Highschool are not competitive enough for University so I can apply through Mature Status, but to increase my chances, I plan to get an Addictions Counselling Associates Degree with the highest marks that I can, volunteer, and work a year as an Addictions counsellor after school.