Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to:
  • Add experience and skills to your resume and Experience Plus transcript
  • Build career related experience and make career decisions
  • Meet new people and expand your network
Before volunteering conider:
  • The environment you want to work in
  • The location of the company/organization
  • The type of work you want to do and its relation to your future career goals
  • Transportation, costs and time commitment required
Where to find volunteer opportunities?
  • Brock University Student Union: busu.net/get-involved/volunteer
  • Career Services: brocku.ca/expplus/jobs/
  • Student Community Outreach: brocku.ca/student-community-outreach
  • Information Niagara Volunteer Connections: niagara.cioc.ca/volunteer/
  • Local charities and organizations
  • Through your network of friends and family
Don't forget that all volunteer hours can be tracked on your Experience Plus transcript and can earn you a Volunteer Plus certificate. But more than that, each time you volunteer you are gaining experience and knowledge, creating networks, and helping to build a better community!

-Hillary


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