Volunteering should involve a genuine desire to help others, but this doesn’t mean that the experience can’t provide some very tangible benefits to you as well. Volunteering allows you to contribute skills you have already developed and to gain new skills through meaningful work.
Here are some reasons why you may want to become a volunteer:
- Meet program requirements (S.T.A.R., Explorations, etc.)
- Explore careers and attain transferable skills
- Exercise leadership, problem-solving, and creativity
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
- Meet new people and network
- Give back and make a difference in your community
- Have fun and contribute to rewarding work
If you are looking for suggestions of ways you can get involved and volunteer, see Kristen in Student Life (B-205C). You can also check out the Volunteer Opportunities board near the amphitheater or sign-up to receive the Involvement & Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter by clicking here.