5 Ways Volunteering Can Lead to Better Leadership

Posted on May 13th, 2015 by

One of the greatest benefits of volunteering is that it hones your leadership skills to a fine point. Not only does it sharpen your senses, it allows you to use the skills you have to create strong leaders who will follow you today, tomorrow, and long into the future. If you’re looking for ways to improve your leadership portfolio, the following five benefits are ones you can’t afford to ignore:

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  • Creates a bigger perspective. It takes you beyond what you’re used to and challenges you to use what you know in ways you never thought possible.
  • Hones your talent, and creates new ones. It even helps you discover talents you didn’t know you had. This gives you greater leverage over the long-run and allows you to expand your skills in new and exciting ways.
  • Generates influence. You’ll be seen as a leader, and that’s an invaluable perception to cultivate and grow. Through your volunteer efforts, you’ll meet many new people who will be eager to follow you wherever you go.
  • Gives you creative license. Let’s be honest, being a leader is about being creative. And, the freedom to experiment with creative ideas is at the core of being a volunteer.
  • Expands your network. One of the greatest benefits of volunteering is that you get to meet people from different industries and fields; this gives you a solid base from whence to expand your network of professional associations.

We invite you to contact Love Fund for more information about the benefits of volunteering. We’ll be happy to tell you what we do, why we do it, and the steps we take every day towards our goal of supporting Kansas City youth.

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