Getting involved with your community provides opportunities for you to network and gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience. Community involvement is about people in communities coming tohether to exchaenge ideas, build partnerships and further their causes.Example of community involvement include: school board and committees, youth organisation, professional interest groups, not for profit enterprise, cultural and creative groups, and volunteer groups.
You can use your community involvement to demonstrate your ability to commit to ask over a period of time, develop skills that can be applied to the paid workforce (e.g as treasurer of your local neighbourhood house committe you can develope book-keeping skills) highlight transferable skills to an employer, gain knowledge in area of interest and apply this knowledge to a paid work setting or to volunteer work and provide a profile of your personality and
interest for inclusion in yor resume.
- Tips to find volunteer work – and 4 reasons why you should do it! (brettpatience.wordpress.com)
- Volunteers work to beautify sacred springs (wildcatnewspaper.com)
- 5 Smart Ways College Students Can Display Career Conviction (money.usnews.com)
- 200 Million Professionals Are Interested in Volunteering – seriously? That’s a lot. (catchafireblog.org)
- reason for doing volunteer work (reaclever.wordpress.com)