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Why volunteering is good for your career ๐Ÿ’ผ

why volunteering is good for your career

Why volunteering is good for your career –

Introduction ๐Ÿ‘‹

Volunteering your time, money, or energy to help your community doesnโ€™t just help the community, but can also help you.

Applying for jobs can be difficult.

How will you stand out?

How can you show that you’ve got plenty of work experience?

Employers want a lot, and it’s difficult to tick every box.

Today we’re going to teach you a career hack, to help boost your career – volunteering! ๐Ÿ™Œ

What is volunteering? ๐Ÿ’–

Volunteering is where you give up your time and skills for free, to help your local community.

It could involve doing things like:

  • Setting up a community garden ๐Ÿž๏ธ
  • Litter picking ๐Ÿšฎ
  • Beach clean ups ๐Ÿ–๏ธ
  • Planting flowers ๐Ÿ’
  • Visiting the elderly ๐Ÿง“
  • Supporting animal rescue centres ๐Ÿถ
  • Arranging a charity concert ๐ŸŽถ
  • Collecting donations for local schools ๐Ÿซ
  • Collect food/volunteering for your local food bank ๐Ÿฆ
  • Joining mental health volunteering services ๐Ÿง 
  • Organising disability sports events โ™ฟ

Why volunteering is good for your career ๐Ÿ’ผ

Getting involved in community work can:

  • Make your CV stand out (What is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)? ๐Ÿ“œ)
  • Help you to build skills
  • Help you to demonstrate your skills
  • Give you valuable work experience
  • Help you to get work references
  • Show you as a good person
  • Help you to build a network
  • Build your confidence
  • Improve your wellbeing

Showing that you’re a good person ๐Ÿฅฐ

Getting involved in volunteering can show that you are:

  • Motivated – you’ve gone out of your way to do free work to help others!
  • Caring – you’re helping others for free
  • Confident – you’re getting stuck into something new, with new people
  • A team player – working as part of a team to help the community

Building and demonstrating your skills โš’๏ธ

Not only this, but getting involved in volunteering can show that you’ve got valuable skills that every employer will want!

Here are some examples of volunteering activities and their skills –

WorkSkills you can build/show off
Dog walkingEmpathy, confidence,
trustworthy, able to get “hands on”, patience, proactive, physical fitness
GardeningTeamwork, able to get “hands on”, proactive, planning, creativity/design, budgeting, money skills, organisation, physical fitness
Helping elderlyEmpathy, confidence, customer service skills, presentation skills, able to talk to lots of different people, trustworthy, relationship building, thoughtful, teamwork, proactive, staying positive
Charity fundraisingMoney management, sales/marketing, maths, customer service, persuasion, trustworthy, proactive, staying positive, resilience, planning, relationship building

Other reasons why volunteering can be good for you โœจ

Not only does volunteering help your career, but it can also help your wellbeing! ๐Ÿง 

Community work can help you to:

  • Feel a sense of achievement and more positive
  • Feel like you belong
  • Make new friends and build strong friendships
  • Build skills
  • Build confidence
  • Keep a sense of perspective, by being aware of those less fortunate than you
  • Feel gratitude
  • Make others feel happy

Conclusion ๐Ÿ‘

So, that’s it!

Volunteering can help you to:

  • Make your CV stand out
  • Help you to build skills
  • Help you to demonstrate your skills
  • Give you valuable work experience
  • Help you to get work references
  • Show you as a good person
  • Help you to build a network
  • Build your confidence
  • Improve your wellbeing

Are you convinced to get started on some volunteering to boost your career? ๐ŸŒ

Check out our list of 104 ideas to help your community, to help you think of ways to make your CV stand out!

Hopefully you’re feeling more confident about understanding how volunteering can boost your career.

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