Benefits of Volunteering

Gain Professional Experience for Your Resume

Volunteering can help you develop many skills . For instance, if you’re in a field you’re passionate about, volunteering can provide you with the necessary technical and work experience to succeed in your job. Although it’s not your career path that you’re planning on pursuing, many experts recommend that students and new professionals consider volunteering as a way to improve their skills.

Develop Key Soft Skills

Even if you’re not planning on pursuing a career in the field you’re passionate about, volunteering can help you develop various soft skills that can be used in different jobs. For instance, if you’re a creative person, volunteering can provide you with the necessary tools and resources to solve problems with minimal effort.

Improved Physical and Mental Health

Besides improving one’s physical health, volunteering can also help one’s mental health. Helping others without expecting monetary gain can be a beautiful experience. A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University revealed that regular volunteers are less prone to developing high blood pressure. Aside from improving one’s physical health, volunteering can also help one’s mental health. Prosocial and caring behavior in volunteering can help individuals cope with various mental health issues, such as loneliness and depression.

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Chart Westcott is Co-Founder and COO at Ikarian Capital, LLC a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser. Read more at http://chartwestcott.net.

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Chart Westcott is Co-Founder and COO at Ikarian Capital, LLC a long/short equity biotech focused investment adviser. Read more at http://chartwestcott.net.