Volunteering is becoming a good way to develop new skills and learn new things.It’s a great idea to talk about volunteering as it is very beneficial for people in life. Having done quite a lot of volunteering, I can see that it brings a lot of things – personal development, new skills, and I meeting new people.
When you think about volunteering you immediately think about picking litter, planting trees and others non-glamorous stuff. Despite the fact this exists, there are now other types of volunteering jobs. They cover different areas, such as education, sport, art, culture, and music.
Besides giving the satisfaction of helping others, volunteering could be the opportunity to develop new skills in a fun way.Most volunteering jobs are challenging so this always helps to gain new competences and face your own issues. It’s always a very pleasant and satisfactory experience.
Here are the reasons why you should volunteer:
● Develop new skills and improve your existing skills
● Learning to work with people from different professional backgrounds
● Assess your capabilities (strengths and weaknesses), and gain self-confidence
● Develop networking skills while making new contacts
● Personal satisfaction of helping people
Start by assessing the specialist skills you can offer – marketing, web-design, or event management. Then choose the group of people you would like to work with – it could be elderly people, children, or adults with learning difficulties. Finally decide on how much time you are willing to give. The main qualities required are empathy and creative problem-solving. So start from today, give a call to your local community centre, book an appointment, and see what they need.