Everyone knows that volunteering can have a positive impact on their community, but have you considered how it can benefit you and your company? Here are some great reasons to volunteer:
Become more engaged in your community...When you volunteer you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and impact other people's well-being. This can be very rewarding. You will also learn more about the community in which you live.
Meet new people...Volunteering offers great networking opportunities by bringing together people from all backgrounds and walks of life. You never know who you will meet or what you will learn from someone else.
Take a skills inventory...What skills do you possess that would be useful to a particular organization or position? You may find that you have more to offer than you think!
Learn something new...Volunteering is a great way for you to learn new things and uncover skills you never knew you had. There are endless possibilities for you to get involved in something you've never done before.
Gain a sense of accomplishment...When you give of your time and your skills you are making the decision to help out simply because you can. Acting on behalf of others without reward for yourself instills a great sense of achievement. Each and every effort is an accomplishment to be celebrated because it makes the world a better place.
Enhance your career...
- Many employers would hire a candidate with volunteering experience over one without
- Most employers believe that volunteering can add to a candidate's skill set
- Volunteering can lead to new career possibilities, especially those positions requiring customer service and business development skills.
Written by Donna D'Alfonso
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