Why volunteer work this summer is good for your CV
Find out all the advantages and social benefits of summer volunteering.
Luckily, more and more people are involved in helping others, and by “others” we’re talking about other people, animals and the environment. So, it’s not surprising that many companies are actively working on corporate social responsibility and value the idea of recruiting candidates who share this vision. Now that summer is here, volunteering is a fantastic way to take advantage of your free time. Here are some benefits of volunteering:
The main benefit of volunteering this summer: it’s good for others, but it’s also good for you
Some studies show a strong relationship between helping others and increasing personal wellbeing. However, we don’t have to turn to science to prove this phenomenon: the inhabitants of the Japanese island Okinawa have been practicing Moai, a tradition based on fellowship and social support, for centuries. The result? The live longer and are happier. In fact, this region of the planet has the longest life expectancy in the world! So, if you had doubts about the advantages and social benefits of volunteering this summer, you shouldn’t anymore! You’ll meet a lot of people, have fun, help build a better world for yourself and others and you’ll be much happier too!
Volunteer work helps you learn much needed skills for your professional career
Other research confirms that volunteering enhances the academic development of young students, as well as adding to the development of interpersonal skills and the sense of public spirit and responsibility. By working as a volunteer, you will practice teamwork, learn to plan and prioritize tasks and increase your problem-solving ability. In short, the skills gained from volunteering will keep you on the right path in your career towards leadership .
It is both the impact and advantages of volunteering that many companies and their brands nowadays consider add social value to their positioning and some advertising agencies have even made this view their main mission. This is the case, for example, with ACTIVISTA LA and its advertising campaigns. Because the world can be a better place for everyone, and your volunteer work this summer is another step to achieving it (but also to grow professionally!). So, don’t forget to include it on your CV when you start your job hunt. Good luck!