Volunteerism as a Networking Tool
Clint Mytych

Clint Mytych

Certified Professional Résumé Writer and blogger. Founder of Content Pro.


One of the most underdeveloped action plans by job seekers is to participate in volunteer opportunities within their community.

Volunteering provides a unique assortment of networking benefits that just can’t be replicated by social media or conferences!

Consider these benefits:

  • Conversation Availability: most volunteer projects last a minimum of a couple hours. This provides plenty of time for meaningful banter and conversation with your fellow volunteers.
  • Shared Passion: every person serving clearly shares your passion for the project you all signed up for.
  • Diverse Contacts: chances are, each volunteer has a different day job.  Get to know these people, their industries and any upcoming opportunities worth keeping on your radar.
  • Skillset Expansion: if you gain a new skill while volunteering, so much the better! Consider updating your resume.
  • New Experience: maybe you’ll volunteer so often that you’re asked to fill a leadership or planning role.  The benefit this brings to your resume can’t be overstated.

And let’s not forget the obvious: volunteering is simply a great way to contribute to your community!

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