Have you ever considered volunteering? It is a great opportunity to enhance your professional and social life. Here’s why:
The first and biggest benefit you get from volunteering at WBFN is the satisfaction of giving back and making a difference while improving the lives of the families who are relocating, granting education to women or delivering books in growing countries.
Make new friends!
No matter your age, volunteering, either for a single event or on an ongoing basis, is a great way to meet new people make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills! Best of all, it is on your own time and on your own terms. Connect with people who share your interests and experiences, be they social activities or professional expertise.
Learn about other cultures!
Volunteering, especially at places like the World Bank Family Network (WBFN), is a great way to learn about other cultures and truly be a part of a global family. Here at the WBFN, you will encounter people from all over the world and will have the opportunity to build international relationships. By volunteering, you not only get to know the people at an organization, but you also become a part of a wider circle!
Develop your career!
Volunteering is a great way to advance your career. Through volunteer work, you can strengthen your resume (CV), refine current skills, and learn completely new skills! United States employers usually place more importance on recommendations from other employers within the US, and volunteering is a great way to get good references while waiting for a work permit. Volunteering also develops networking, which is essential in finding a good job in the US.
While its true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you'll experience, volunteering doesn't have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Volunteering offers you the chance to gain practical ecperience and try out a new career without making a long-term commitment.
What are you waiting for, then? The World Bank Family Network (WBFN) has many volunteering opportunities to offer. Browse the summaries of WBFN's activity areas to see which volunteer positions you might be interested in, then fill in the WBFN Volunteer Registration Form!