Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know it can have many benefits for you too? There are many great reasons to volunteer with Vicdeaf.
Volunteering with Vicdeaf is the perfect vehicle to discover and develop an exciting area of interest. As Mahatma Gandhi said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.”
It is never too late to learn new skills and to build on your knowledge, even if you have finished a formal education or you are in employment for example, if you are planning a major fundraising event, it can help to develop your goal setting, planning and budgeting skills. Or, if you are supervising and training other volunteers, it will help to develop your people management skills. These are examples which can advance your career but there are many reasons why people choose to do volunteering.
A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed that among 200 of the UK’s leading Businesses:
- 73% of employers would recruit a candidate with volunteering experience over one with out.
- 94% of employers believe that volunteering can add to your skill set.
- 94% of employees who have volunteered to learn new skills had benefited either by getting their first job, improving their salary being promoted.
Volunteering is an ideal way to expand your work portfolio in your area of interest and to gain insight into your chosen path