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Volunteering with PMI Nova Scotia

Here are some ways in which being a volunteer can benefit your skill set:


  1. Communication Skills: Volunteering often involves interacting with diverse groups of people, including colleagues, peers, and the members you serve. This experience can help improve your verbal and written communication skills, as well as your ability to listen and empathize with others.
  2. Leadership and Teamwork: Many volunteer opportunities require you to work collaboratively with a team or take on leadership roles. Through volunteering, you can develop skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, delegation, and conflict resolution—all of which are highly valuable in the workplace.
  3. Time Management: Volunteering typically requires you to manage your time effectively, juggling your responsibilities and commitments. This skill is transferable to your professional life, as it demonstrates your ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and balance multiple projects.
  4. Adaptability and Flexibility: Volunteering often exposes you to various situations and challenges, which can enhance your adaptability and flexibility. These skills are crucial in today's rapidly changing work environments, where being able to adjust quickly and embrace new opportunities is highly valued.
  5. Networking: Volunteering provides ample opportunities to expand your professional network by connecting with like-minded individuals, community leaders, and professionals in related fields. Building and nurturing these relationships can open doors to future career opportunities, references, and mentorship.
  6. Problem-Solving Skills: Volunteering frequently involves addressing social or community issues, which can sharpen your problem-solving abilities. As you tackle different challenges, you can develop innovative thinking, resourcefulness, and the ability to find practical solutions—an asset in any professional setting.
  7. Emotional Intelligence: Volunteering often exposes you to people from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. It can enhance your emotional intelligence, helping you develop empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of others' perspectives. These qualities are highly valuable in fostering positive relationships and teamwork.
  8. Professional Experience: Volunteering can provide you with practical experience in areas relevant to your career interests. For example, if you aspire to work in healthcare, volunteering at a hospital or clinic can give you first hand exposure to the field and allow you to develop specific skills and knowledge.


Remember that the specific career skills gained through volunteering can vary depending on the nature of the volunteer work and your individual experiences. It's important to reflect on your volunteering experiences and articulate the skills you've acquired when presenting them to potential employers or incorporating them into your resume or cover letter.


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