Feel like you want to get involved in something but don’t know what? No matter what your hobbies and interests are, there is bound to be a club or association for that. These are the extracurricular benefits that schools are providing students with, and students should be taking advantage of for numerous volunteer reasons.
1. Feeding Your Passion
No one wants to work or volunteer their time doing something they don’t like! There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in things you are interested in, or something you are curious about as school organizations are always looking for volunteers and this is a great way to find what you are interested in pursuing.
2. Developing Skills
School teaches you a lot, but now you have the opportunity to apply these learnings. Not to mention all of the new transferable skills you will learn in a volunteer role, take these learnings and learn to apply them in new ways.
3. Community Building
Working together for a common goal creates a community that you are working to be a part of. Volunteering your time is what helps to make your school or organization the place that it is and something to be proud of.
4. Helping Your Social Game
Meeting others with common interests means you are always going to have something to talk about and create a network of people in your profession. This is an easy way to make connections and develop relationships that can help further you when searching for a career.
Add it to your resume! You’re contributing time and developing your skills and who you are as a person. Not only does volunteering help with career exploration, but also creates a professional network for you to rely on in the future.
Did you volunteer with any organizations during your school career? Let us know how they helped you in the comment section below.