Giving Compass’ Take:
• Here are five key ways that volunteering can bolster individuals’ career development pathways.
• How are volunteering and career development related? How can donors help improve volunteer programs that might need more resources to be sustainable?
• Read more about how volunteering can help your career.
- Volunteering Helps You Build Your Network: Acquaintances and friends can connect you to people in your industry, introduce you to new opportunities, give you job leads, speak to your talents, and more.
- It Looks Great on a Resume or Application: Hiring managers and college admissions advisors value candidates who engage in volunteer opportunities.
- Volunteering Helps You Develop New Skills: These tasks translate into job-related skills and can work in your favor if you lack professional experience. They can also be helpful if you want to transition into a new role.
- Volunteering Allows You to Discover New Interests and Passions: A positive volunteer experience could uncover interests or passions you never knew you had.
- Volunteering Improves Your Disposition: We’re all searching for that elusive work-life balance. Would you be surprised to hear that the activities you engage in outside of work can increase your professional performance and overall job satisfaction?
Read the full article on volunteering by Basil Sadiq at Volunteer Match.
Volunteering is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
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If you are interested in Volunteering, please see these relevant Issue Funds, Charitable Organizations or Projects where you can get involved.