How You Can Help Your Community — and Your Career — Through Volunteerism

Posted by Lisa Montagna on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:00 | Follow me

Did you know that more than four in 10 professionals recently surveyed by Robert Half said they volunteer outside of work? Aside from giving back to the community, volunteerism can benefit your career in big ways. If you haven’t yet set aside time to volunteer, you may want to clear a few hours on your schedule to give it a try. 

Whether you stock shelves at a food pantry, walk dogs at an animal shelter or mentor a teenager, volunteerism can help you grow both personally and professionally. Skills are enhanced, networks are expanded and challenges are overcome. Plus, you never know who you might meet along the way. Could it be that client you are eager to meet? Or the former colleague that is perfect for your open position? The possibilities are endless.