If you’re finishing up school right now, you’re probably counting down the days until your summer break starts. But before you get down to some well-deserved fun in the sun, you may want to consider some positive ways to help out your community this summer AND build your resume.
It’s National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) and we’re encouraging you to join Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers in supporting charitable causes. For young adults like you in particular, aside from the feel good stuff, it’s common knowledge that volunteer experiences are great assets on a job application. After all, Forbes reported 60% of hiring managers think volunteering makes someone more hireable.
Just think: a couple hours of volunteer work each week might help you develop employable skills and build a positive reputation in the community. The hardest part is probably getting out there and staying motivated. To get you going, the Government of Canada published some great volunteer ideas to think about.