Many people might think that doing volunteer works are difficult and have to spend much time but nowadays, there are multiple ways of being volunteers such as fundraising, teaching children, cleaning, constructing and giving services. You can find volunteer works through university or non-profit organization, which they have already set all activities for you, so volunteer working is not a difficult thing to do anymore.
Also, There are many benefits of volunteering, which you can read from the blog below.
1. Create New Friends and Connection
It is not only helping communities or other people but volunteering jobs also bring you to meet new friends with the same passion. In addition, the most of people that you met from volunteer activities are new good professional connection because they mostly have good purposes and great spirits for giving to others. Especially, people who go to live or study aboard, they will find new perspective in rural and global causes so, they understand how to work in differences of cultures (Aparajit, 2013).
2. Good for Yourself
All good things that you have done from volunteering are not only give benefits to other communities or put motivation to others, but you also get advantages, and have opportunities to develop yourself. You have to communicate and cooperate with other volunteer workers, thus, you can develop your social skills and working skills. From the research, people who regularly attend volunteer works will have higher level of leadership skill than people who normally not do (Smith, 2010).
3. Good for Your Career Path
You have chances to work in various fields of jobs and improve many skills for using in workplaces. When you go for applying for jobs, having volunteer certificates or transcripts are always good things no matter what fields you want to go. Employers might consider you as a flexible person as you have done many kind of things in volunteering thus, they can put you in many different positions (Horoszowski, 2015).
Aparajit, M. (2013). Why student volunteering?. Retrieved from https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/why-student-volunteering
Horoszowski, M. (2015). 5 surprising benefits of volunteering. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2015/03/19/5-surprising-benefits-of-volunteering/#686e1018127b
Smith A. K. (2010). Motivations and benefits of student volunteering. Retrieved from http://anserj.ca/index.php/cjnser/article/viewFile/2/3