Getting involved in volunteering activities form a young age can reap in huge benefits on the overall development. Volunteering inculcates a sense of purpose and commitment in their life. There are various reasons why students should volunteer while they still go to school.
Volunteering helps you gain invaluable work experience other than just finishing off your assignments and getting good grades. This gets you ahead of the pack by a long margin. There are a lot of volunteering opportunities for students which helps in developing social, technical and soft skills that is required in the job market today.
How often have you noticed the need of work experience even with entry-level job postings? Employers prefer work experience from a candidate before hiring them. What if you don’t have that work experience? You must start somewhere! Volunteer experience comes to the rescue. Having a volunteering experience before you graduate school can work wonders for your profile and can add a great deal of substance to your resume.
With the competition so fierce, it is a given that only skill and knowledge does not get you through. Networking and people skills play a very important role towards your path to success. It is a connected world. Do you know most jobs are filled within the inside network or recommendations? Volunteering helps you make those worthy connections at a professional level and you also make some great friends along the way.
More often, the most valuable lessons are taught outside the classroom. You learn these lessons through life experiences. Volunteering lets you gain these invaluable life experiences at various stages. Helping the community, rooting for a cause, opening to new opportunities, getting into unexplored ventures are some of the experience which you come across while you volunteer. A hands-on experience surely helps you to develop your social skills at a higher level.
What social causes do you feel strongly about? What can you do to help? These are some of the basic questions you want to ask yourself before deciding where you want to volunteer at. Is it the environment, education, sports, NGO work, or events? Make your pick wisely because you will only enjoy volunteer work if you truly believe in what you are doing.
Note for Parents: At Aloha Mind Math Canada we provide Aloha graduates and students an opportunity to participate in volunteer work at all Aloha centers. Apart from the work experience they gain while conducting classes, marking papers, maintaining daily logs etc. this volunteering experience also allows them to accumulate important volunteering hours, volunteering certificate and a letter of recommendation. For more information on our programs and current volunteer opportunities please contact 604-597-8663 or fill out your contact information here.