Social Work Careers
- Are you looking for a job but don’t have the experience you need? But you can’t get experience because you can’t get a job?
- Do you need more skills or a better network so you can find work?
- Are you thinking of making a change in your career but unsure about what you want to do?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, volunteering could be the boost your career needs.
When you volunteer, you share your skills and time with people and organizations in the community without expecting to be paid. Volunteering takes you right into the workplace, giving you a chance to build your experience and demonstrate your employability.
Here are six ways volunteering can help you reach your career goals:
Most employers want workers who have workplace experience. This kind of experience shows employers that you can manage your time, complete your tasks, get along with others and make a commitment. Your volunteer record proves to an employer that you have workplace experience
1. Volunteering gives you experience
2. Volunteering helps you develop skills
3. Volunteering expands your network
4. Volunteering lets you check out an occupation or industry
5. Volunteering builds your confidence
6. Volunteering helps you get to know yourself.
- 5 Ways to Create Your Own Career Luck (money.usnews.com)
- Volunteering: How Helping Out Helps You Stand Out In the Workplace (forbes.com)
- 9 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering (wisebread.com)
- 6 Ways Volunteering can boost your Career (careerealism.com)