Monday, May 12, 2014

Volunteering Your Way to New Opportunities: Finding Happiness in Helping Others

Written by Lauren Lind

It’s about that time for swim suits, flip flops, ice cream, outdoor concerts, and many other fun summer activities! If you do not have a job lined up yet, or are perhaps interning part-time, consider using some of your time to give back to the community by volunteering.

Volunteering has been proven to reduce stress, improve health, and promote personal growth and self-esteem. It allows you the chance to test out a career. While making a positive difference in the community or wherever you choose to volunteer, you can also network your way to finding possible career options.

 

Here are some volunteer resources for you to use this summer:










Not only can you bring happiness to other people’s lives, but you can also discover many opportunities that you might not have come across otherwise. Volunteering brings a variety of people together and making connections in these situations may just lead you to finding your future job.