“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” -Winston Churchill
Volunteering helps you contribute and give back to the society. Volunteers get a chance to support the cause of providing education to every kid in India and become a catalyst in changing the society. Volunteering is not just about doing a good deed but also gaining from it personally and professionally.
Some of the benefits of volunteering are:
Connect with people
With the onset of technology and social media and in race of making virtual connections we have forgotten about the real connections that matter, that is the connection we make by meeting people in person where people can communicate through emotions and body language more effectively than any other medium. Volunteering gives you this opportunity, through volunteering you can make new friends, improve your social skills and even expand your network which could help you in getting references for your future jobs.
Boost your CV
Volunteering can also help boost your CV and give you that extra edge from other people. Volunteers can learn through experience during projects that they take up, and this would reflect positively on their resume. Volunteering helps one learn new job skills that may be very useful when one takes up full-time positions.
Also, if you are planning for higher education like MBA and MS, volunteering is considered a major advantage in your resume.
Try new things
With the monotonous and busy life, people often get bored and become sad and depressed which in turn starts affecting their personal as well as their professional life. Volunteering helps one try out things that one is passionate about and may not have had the time to pursue a full-time work. One can explore new challenges and discover new career options.
Build new skills
Volunteers can learn or improve not only their interpersonal skills but also their life and career skills. Volunteers can learn skills such as leadership, effective communication, time management, taking initiatives and setting & achieving goals.
Explore the world
Volunteering assignments may require one to go to a new different or an unfamiliar places. This would be a unique and rich experience for the volunteers. Spending extended period of time in a new land and people gives the volunteer an excellent chance to get immersed in a new culture, learn a new language, and learn and try out new things.
Volunteering can really open new doors of opportunities for those willing to do hard work and give their time and effort. There is a lot that one can gain while they work for those in need. Volunteering is not merely a selfless deed but is also about serving as an effective volunteer and in the process meeting one’s own personal and professional goals but most importantly you get the opportunity to directly touch hearts of people and change lives of many kids in a way that you can’t do sitting at home.
If you want to volunteer, Dhanak – The Rainbow is looking for volunteers. Apply now.