For most people, volunteering is an extra; something that’s nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. Although plenty of students do community service, the number of students who volunteer is dropping at a rapid rate. Consider this: college student volunteerism peaked in 2004 at 31.2%, and in 2010, got down to 26.1%. Nearly three-fourths of students are missing out on an incredibly enriching experience that can benefit them not just personally, but professionally as well. Why is this such a big deal? Read on to understand 12 reasons why community service is so vital to student success, and why volunteering
Have you ever wondered what makes people successful? Have you ever wondered what makes people wealthy? There are a lot of opinions on this, but one common theme. Successful people work for free.
This idea is made clear in the book, “Good To Great”, by Jim Collins and it is called the hedgehog concept. The metaphor is borrowed from the tale of the smart fox who was consistently outmaneuvered by the spiky hedgehog blows.
Volunteering is one of the best ways for people to make a difference in other people’s lives and make solid connections with others in the process. Most high school students and undergrads have the time to give back to their community or cause, but if you’re working a rigid 9-to-5 schedule – how do you make room for volunteering?
If your company has a corporate volunteer program, consider joining their efforts. Though many will benefit from your help and involvement, volunteering in the workplace can assist your career growth as well – according to Sylvia Ann Hewlett in an article on Forbes. Consider three reasons to volunteer on behalf of your company:
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and to most people that means shopping for gifts, going to holiday parties, and spending time with family and friends. But just because you are busier than usual doesn’t mean you have to put your job search on hold!