1. Skill development
    • Helps you learn new skills, keep skills sharp, or use existing skills in new ways

  2. Career exploration
    • Regardless of your age or career level, you are introduced to new professional paths.
    • Learn more about a particular role, workplace or office culture.

  3. Professional Networking
    • Offers the opportunity to cross paths—as well as, in many cases, quickly bond—with people from across your community, including many with whom you may otherwise not have had contact.

  4. Personal growth
    • Lifelong learning includes hands-on experiences, which can teach you about issues ranging from adult literacy to public health to animal welfare.

  5. Socialize
    • Can be a fun, meaningful way to make new friends.

  6. Have an impact
    • Offers a way to have a real and lasting impact on the world.

Idealist. “The benefits of volunteering”.