It Pays to Do Good: Benefits of Volunteering for Your Career

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

The benefits of volunteering go far beyond what you might immediately see. The deeds you do will last well into the future, and your career just might see a boost as well. Volunteering is an opportunity to keep your skills up-to-date and network with other professionals.

Love Fund for Children

Source: Love Fund for Children.

It’s also an opportunity for you to learn some new skills and improve the ones you already have. Whether it is learning how to write fundraising letters, designing websites, or managing volunteer campaigns, volunteer work comes in a variety of shapes and sizes that can all be used in your regular working life.

If you’re out of work, adding volunteer activities to your resume is a great way to show that you’re taking your time and doing something useful with it (aside from looking for a new job). Prospective employers will notice this, and it will give you an opportunity to discuss and share your pro bono activities with them during a job interview.

The Fox 4 Love Fund for Children helps kids and their families when they need it the most. Give us a call at 816-932-9170 to learn more about our efforts in the community and how you can volunteer to help.

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