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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO VOLUNTEER?
· To do something outside your normal daily activities
· To contribute your skills and abilities to help make your community a better place
· To develop your leadership and teamwork skills
· To help you grow and learn
· Pride/self satisfaction in a completed task
· To stand up and be counted
There are many reasons to volunteer, and I want to explain to you how volunteering- even for just a few hours per week- directly and very positively impacts both your job search success and your career development.
It’s simply amazing how much volunteer work can help you with building your career, regardless of whether your volunteer role directly relates to your chosen profession or is simply your way of staying involved at various social service providers within your local community.
Volunteering also helps you enormously to maintain a positive attitude while doing your job search, and quite naturally bolsters your health, self-esteem, and joy of life.
Of course, volunteering also touches other people’s lives. In fact, it’s a way of changing people’s lives while we are also helping ourselves.
The most important thing we must understand about the power of volunteering to help in our job search and career is the fact that giving beats receiving.
You can make new friends and both personal and professional acquaintances or expand your social and professional networks.
As you continue your volunteer work and people get to know you better, these conversations naturally lead to job search and career development referrals, often without you even asking!
VOLUNTEERING DEMONSTRATES LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Volunteers gain intrapersonal, communication, organizational, managerial and leadership skills through both practical experiences as well as the job training, and this helps us enhance both our personal and professional growth.
Specific benefits for youth and teen volunteers in particular include enhanced confidence and self-esteem through skill development. And again, there’s a tie-in with health; Self-esteem and confidence are related to reduce blood pressure and improve immune function.
VOLUNTEER WORK ADDS RECOGNITION THAT IS REFLECTED ON YOUR RESUME
Volunteering earns you additional approval and recognition that you can proudly display in your resume and in your career portfolio.
We can always mention volunteer work on our resumes within the work experience section or as a later secondary section. Don’t hide it! It shows that you are a contributing member of your community and it demonstrates leadership and a willingness to provide service for other.
Volunteer jobs of all kinds are strong demonstrations of community leadership. So whether you are organizing a huge event or making photocopies, it’s all about leadership. People who express volunteering leadership within their community are always richly rewarded!
REACHOUT COMMITTEE PROMOTES
• HEALTHY CHOICES
• POSITIVE LIFE SKILLS
• SAFE ENVIROMENTS
• ACADEMIC SUCCESS
• RESPECT FOR EQUALITY
Phone: (647) 740-9337—24hr youth help line
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