There are plenty of reasons to volunteer your time for a good cause. I do it because I believe in the work, and while that’s enough for me, I certainly get a lot more out of it than I initially expected. I have volunteered for most of my adult life rescuing dogs and assisting in animal shelters. In addition to this gratifying work, I’ve also learned web design, public relations, and copyediting – all career skills that have bolstered my resume, made me more hireable, and turned me into a more effective worker.
If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands, why not consider committing a few hours to community service and putting that extra shine on your resume? Who knows, you may learn an entirely new set of talents to bump you up a pay grade or two.