- Build Your Resume – Often employers count volunteer experience as work experience. It can be fun and helps you develop good skills, experience and references.
- Find Job Opportunities – Volunteering can help show people what you can do and that you can do it well. If you impress them, you may be the first to hear of a job opening. You have a higher chance of getting it because people already know you.
- Learn More About Your Interests – Find an organization that interests you. Internships and volunteering allow you to learn what you like and don’t like in a job. It can help you narrow down the right fit for you.
Resource: Kids as Self Advocates