Volunteering is the best of both worlds. Not only does it make you feel awesome by helping the community, but it also builds up your resume. It's a great opportunity to show employers that you can commit to something, while sharpening your old skills or learning new ones. You can even include volunteer work on your resume! These are super valuable traits to have, especially if you’re applying for your first job.
Giving blood and working the drive is obviously a great way to volunteer because it saves lives, but organizing your own kicks it up a notch. You will gain leadership skills and learn how to handle a high level of responsibility. Check out the Red Cross for more info.
What better way to give back to the kids in the community than by coaching? You have the chance to really impact lives and it's just plain old fun. Check out your local YMCA or the National Alliance for Youth Sports to find out about coaching opportunities.
Mentoring has become extremely popular over the last few years. It's a great way to offer guidance and, most importantly, be a friend to your mentee. There are several organizations that arrange mentoring relationships for children in need such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters or National Mentoring Partnership.
Whether your preference is animals, children, or adults, there are endless ways to volunteer. A few popular organizations to volunteer through include:
Let us know below how you give back to your community!