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Grow Your Network

One certain benefit of volunteering is meeting new people. Adding to your network of acquaintances, you'll be increasing your chances of connecting with someone who could be helpful in your job search or career. The people you meet in a volunteer job may become mentors, references, or even people who make hiring decisions. Perhaps they'll teach you a new skill, introduce you to an influential person, or let you know about a job opportunity. As you think about where to invest your volunteer time, consider organizations where you might meet people who work in the industry where you'd like to work, or do the kind of work you want to know about.