(NC) Even though looking for work can be time-consuming, consider volunteering to help with your job hunt. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience for the job market.
It also allows you to try out new things, network with people and have fun.
Here are 6 ways volunteering can help when looking for work:
- It gets you out in the working world, interacting with people with similar interests and making contacts.
- Volunteering helps your energy levels and keeps your morale up as you mingle with exciting new people.
- It’s a great opportunity to get a reference and gives you experience to put on your resume.
- Volunteering in an excellent way to find out more about work that interests you.
- Helping others can give you insight into other people’s needs and takes you away from your own worries.
- Gives your week a daily routine and structure, which helps keep a focused mindset.
To get started, you may want to try helping out at an event. It provides a sense of the organization without a long-term commitment. If you like an organization, such as Amnesty International, talk to them directly about volunteering. Whatever your age or interest, contact your community volunteer centre to check out hundreds of positions and attend their free seminars.