Posted by: eileenandrory | August 25, 2009

Volunteer!

How many of us ‘turn off’ our professional expertise when we get home?

Could you put a value to what it is you do during business hours?

Do you know how many not for profit organisations are out there screaming out for your talents?

Well – they are there. Not for Profits organisations are the oil that makes society work, and they are desperately looking for you.

They don’t necessarily need your money <although that might help too> they would prefer your time.

Volunteering has its benefits:

1) It looks good on your CV,

2) If you do it right it will make you feel good,

3) You get to meet new people, and maybe learn new skills.

But there’s more to it than that. Volunteering in your community adds to that community, it connects you to it, and allows you to guide the growth of the community instead of whinging about it.

There’s more in my head, but i better get back to work.

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Responses

  1. I totally agree! Volunteering is good for the soul, great for your social and professional life and helps the community or organization that you are involved with.

    Thanks for this post – I hope a lot of people read it!

    Angie

    • Thanks,
      My next step is to try and figure out how to put a ‘value’ on volunteering. It’s not only about ‘you’ what value to the community?


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