There are many benefits to volunteering in the community! Here are just a few:
Build Your Skills and Your Resume
Community work is a great way to build your resume and your skills. When you volunteer, you’ll have the guidance of employees who are specialists in their fields.
Develop a Career Network
Networking is an incredibly important part of searching for jobs and building careers. Community involvement is one of the best ways to make connections and foster relationships that do just that. Not only will you build a network, many students who volunteer at an organization are offered permanent positions after graduation.
Enhance Your Education
One of the best ways to learn is through experience. What better way to gain experience than to work at an organization hand-picked to fit your needs and interests? Many educational experiences can’t be taught in a classroom.
Create Positive Change in Your Community
Nonprofit organizations are the driving force behind social change. Everything from local, grassroots activism to international politics requires the efforts of nonprofit organizations. And nonprofits can’t function without the energy and input of volunteers like you.
Be a Part of Your Community
Community involvement is one of the best ways to feel connected to your community. By the simple gesture of offering your skills and enthusiasm, you will positively impact other lives, as well as your own.
Now get out there a make a difference
Check the internet for a local group that needs your knowledge, and people power for important projects. Make it a point to at the least volunteer one time a year or more.