VOLUNTEER not so you can build your resume, but so you can build yourself
Part of having a great volunteer experience relies on your ability to be a great volunteer. These basic principles good to keep in mind:
Choose a cause that you're passionate about
Find an opportunity that matches your skills, interests, and schedule
Honor your volunteer commitments
Extend gratitude to an organization for any training or professional development you receive while volunteering
THE BEST REASONS TO VOLUNTEER:
Some of the best reasons to give are the ones you may not have considered the ones that make it worth your while to go that extra step. People who have spent time volunteering for a cause report that they get back in satisfaction and joy more than they ever expend in inconvenience or effort what you get back is immeasurable. You'll also receive these benefits:
Volunteering makes you feel needed
Volunteering can lead to learning new skills
Volunteering can help you deal with some of your personal problems
Volunteering helps you meet new people and breaks down barriers of misunderstanding, mistrust and fear
Volunteering can create new contacts that may help your business or career
IT'S WHAT IN THE WORLD YOU CAN DO!
You might be thinking, "The little bit that I can do will never help much!" or "What in the world can I do?" If you've ever spent ten minutes reading a book to a lonely child, you know that even that small amount of compassion and attention can make a world of difference. No one person can solve the world's problems, but what little you do can make your little corner of the world or one far away from yours a happier, healthier, safer place to live for those who need your help. Each of us can right a wrong, fill a plate, visit a shut in or clean up a park and that does make a difference for us all!
VOLUNTEER SERVICE SEARCHES
Tens of thousands of opportunities are available through these online networks every day. Even if you already volunteer, chances are you will find opportunities that you didn t know existed. This site can help you find a great place to volunteer.
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