Career

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

In general, volunteering can be beneficial for your life. Joanna Saisan, Melinda Smith, and Gina Kemp write at length how volunteering can make for a better you.

Better You, Better World

Volunteering helps you make new friends and career contacts, while increasing your social skills. It is also good for your mind and body, in that volunteering increases self-confidence, wards depression, and is even an indicator of longer life. Just the sensation of giving back makes you happier and thus improves your quality of life. But volunteering helps your career too, by teaching you skills that can be used in a job later. You can read in greater depth about the myriad benefits here: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm

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