Enjoy the Benefits of Volunteering!
Volunteering plays an important role in empowering our communities, organizations and individuals. Volunteering offers many rewards as it provides the opportunity to benefit others while at the same time, provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
While the benefits of volunteering are numerous, there are some unique advantages for individuals who are involved in skill-based volunteer activities. Examples include:
Build your skillset - Volunteering enables you to further hone your skills in real-world scenarios to advance your professional development.
Meet new people - You are able to connect with those outside of your usual circles and grow your network.
Improve your ‘hireability’ - Volunteer experience sharpens your skills and is a great addition to your resume.
Benefits your mind and body - Studies have shown volunteering to have positive impacts on our health and has been shown to improve problem-solving abilities.
These are just a few examples of how volunteering will benefit you both on a personal and professional level. But best of all, you will enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you helped to support others in need.
Volunteer With Us
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) engages business professionals as volunteers to share their everyday skills to build the capacity of small business owners to grow. We offer volunteer opportunities across a range of topics from marketing to financial projections, with time frames from a single 2-hour work session to 3-month projects.