VolunteeringAre you looking to boost your confidence and your career? The Holiday season is here and now is a great time to commit your energy to helping your community! Getting involved with something you are passionate about will not only give you a confidence boost but can also help you advance your career.

Here are 6 ways volunteering can help you flourish, both personally and professionally:

1. Volunteering is good for you!
Volunteering increases self confidence, combats depression, and helps you stay physically healthy. With those benefits, what is stopping you?

2. You’ll expand your professional and personal networks
You should want to meet people who are already working in your target field, they are full of knowledge and possibly job openings and volunteering is a great way to meet those people.   These new contacts can even serve as a new positive reference for you, once you build a relationship with them.

 3. You’ll learn new skills
Volunteering is a great way to obtain new transferable skills! Such as leadership skills, communication and organizational skills, creativity, and team work.

4. Great way to enhance your resume!
With those news skills obtained, you can build your resume to make you more marketable!  Volunteering can fill employment gaps and add to your experience.

 5. Hiring managers value volunteerism
Having volunteering experience on your resume can help you stand out from the other applicants.

6.Volunteering is fun!
This is an easy way to explore your interests and passions and helps you get to know yourself better. This is a great way to get energized and escape from our day to day routine.

There are many volunteering opportunities in your community, now is the time to better yourself and your community.  Reach out to your Career Service’s team if you need assistance with finding these amazing opportunities!