Volunteer Information

Volunteering is a great way to try out potential careers and gain career related experience.

BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

  • Gives you a chance to explore a career and see if it’s really for you
  • Allows you to hone skills and gain new ones
  • Looks great on your resume and provides another reference
  • You may attain valuable career related experience
  • Develops skills to improve career marketability after graduation
  • Can help you establish professional contacts in your chosen field
  • Shows that you are genuinely interested in a certain type of work
  • Explores and broaden interests / career options
  • May be hired on for paid employment or get the inside track on other opportunities in your field
  • It is generally easier to get a volunteer position than a paid position
  • Increases social awareness
  • Helps to develop self-confidence & build independence
  • Helps gain and expand leadership skills
  • Gets you involved in your community 
  • Opportunity to meet new people & make new friends

When looking for a volunteer opportunity, it is important to choose a position that will allow you to gain relevant skills and experience. If you aren’t sure about what type of volunteer opportunity to pursue or how to find opportunities, talk to an Employment Advisor. Listed below are some websites that post volunteer opportunities to get you started. 

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