Volunteering is a great way to determine if a career is for you before investing time and money in your education or training. The experience you gain through volunteering will help build your resume, create connections with potential employers, and give you the opportunity to see if you are suited for a specific career.
Experience & Resume Building
Volunteering is a great way to impress employers, give back to your community and develop crucial workplace skills. Volunteering will help you gain experience employers are looking for, meet new people that can help with your career goals, increase your social life, or help network to build your business. Volunteer supervisors can act as valuable references when you are seeking employment or education opportunities.
As a volunteer, you'll be taking action to help important causes and individuals right here in your own community. Your hard work will make Chatham-Kent a better place to live!
Drop in or call an agency or organization that you are interested in helping, ask what volunteer opportunities are available or upcoming
Ask family, friends and contacts about volunteer opportunities
Check out help wanted sections of newspapers
Some organizations post volunteer opportunities online
United Way of Chatham-Kent helps link volunteers with many local organizations