Volunteering is a great way to contribute to one’s community through positive, impactful action. For college students, it can also be beneficial for career development.
Volunteering provides the opportunity to:
Volunteering for a cause you care about enables you to meet people who share common interests, expanding your network of connections.
Students who volunteer develop key skills including leadership, time management and problem-solving, all of which lead to greater confidence during job search and interviews.
Volunteer work can help you discover first-hand if a career choice is a good fit.
Make your resume stand out among other candidates! Volunteer experience can help make it easier to find and get that first entry-level job.
Ready to get involved?
Here are some resources for finding volunteer opportunities!
Explore opportunities to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer after graduation in one of 60 countries. Gain valuable experience, building cross-cultural knowledge and leadership skills that will serve as a foundation for a successful career.
Impact change in a community- whether close to home or across the country- while earning a living stipend and Education Award. National service opportunities span from environmental conservation to economic empowerment to public health—and more!
Search for opportunities at a range of local nonprofit organizations, with the option to filter by topic, distance, accessibility and more!