Volunteering is a Pathway to Employment

Benefits for students who engage in a Volunteering or Service experience: 

  • Provides an opportunity to apply course concepts outside the classroom & in the community
  • Enriches resumes and transfer applications
  • Develops job contacts and references for future employment
  • Provides exploration of a career goal and/or academic major
  • Creates realistic ideas about a particular job or population
  • Helps develop occupational skills gained from practical experience
  • Improves communication skills, time management and self-motivation
  • Promotes social and personal growth while offering satisfaction in doing something worthwhile
  • Fosters enhanced leadership skills
  • Expands problem-solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Exposes students to a diverse community population whose life experiences may differ from their own
  • Increases likelihood of continuing involvement in school and community affairs