There is no secret that serving others by helping and contributing to the community can result in a positive and meaningful impact. And being active in various social activities can benefit you in many ways, especially if you are a student.
Spending some time volunteering and experiencing real-world work can be a great way to build your skills, increase the chance of future employment and improve your social skills.
Most volunteering organizations are willing to accept students in different volunteering programs. Those programs consist of different types of social activities that include health care, animal shelters, community betterment, etc. One of the advantages of volunteering as a student is to broaden your scope of flexibility and self-discipline around commitments.
In the years of your development as a student, volunteering can be a step forward into making new connections and improving your skills to advance your future career and feel happier. That is why a community is a great start to broaden your support network.
Read on as we talk more about the importance of volunteering for students and how they can use Social Friday to improve their college experience.
College life is about learning to interact with other people, developing new skills, preparing for the future, raising awareness about social issues, and taking action to correct the flaws of our society.
By volunteering as a student you will have the chance to be a part of the community, and connect with the people who live in your area. You will contribute to society by doing different social activities and becoming an active member of the community who helps others around you.
Students believe in activism. They want to be heard, and most importantly they can raise their voice by participating in Social Friday events. By making changes in society, they embrace altruism and are the catalysts for a better society and a healthier economy.
Improve the social skills
Volunteering can open many doors for young students. They will be able to develop their social skills and learn to interact in a more professional tone. You will spend a lot of your time interacting with different people and developing and strengthening relationships.
Another important takeaway is that by volunteering at the Social Friday event for a cause that you are interested in, you will also meet a lot of people sharing the same interests as you. For example, if you are an animal lover and you want to volunteer in the dog shelter, the chances of meeting other dog lovers is 10/10.
Doing something you are interested in and making a meaningful impact on a cause that you are dedicated to can improve your mental and physical health. According to a 2020 study, volunteering can help people’s sense of well–being.
Helping others can positively influence the risks of depression and reduce anxiety. It will not only help with improving your skills for building relationships, but also it will increase your confidence and provide you with a sense of purpose.
If there is something that can help you expand your network and improve your resume, it is volunteering. College students tend to have more advantages for employment if they add volunteering to their resumes. It is very likely for them to be offered jobs, once they are being part of volunteering activities.
Students are more prone to activism. Social Friday allows them to raise their voice, make a statement, and challenge the status quo. If they put in enough time and effort, they can gain job opportunities in volunteering organizations or nonprofits.
Findings new interests
While volunteering, you may find some new interests other than the ones you had before. Have you considered that by doing social activities such as working in the parks in your community, you can find that you love gardening and working out in nature?
Volunteering can be your guide to new life experiences and can engage you in some activities that you otherwise may never have done. Being a part of volunteering activities can help people to be more creative, express their passions and improve their level of commitment.
Volunteering for a local social cause is a collaborative experience that can help you achieve more, contribute, learn 21st-century skills, and develop your sense of altruism. To be more committed to your cause, you should ask yourself some questions before you volunteer:
- What cause am I interested in?
- How much time can I dedicate?
- What skills of mine can I offer?
- What skills do I want to develop?
Reinvent Fridays by volunteering
One of the best ways to be involved and to help others in the local community is by volunteering. There are tons of social activities you can do to do work for a cause. Whether you are volunteering in the dog shelter, helping the elders, or cleaning the local park, you will improve your skills and expand your limits.
You can be a part of the upcoming Social Friday event on 30th September whereby volunteering you will have the chance of meeting new people, sharing experiences, and having a lot of fun.
Let’s reinvent Fridays together!