Want to lend a helping hand in the community? Looking to make your college resume stand out? Then it might be time for you to visit Northwest Campus’s Community Volunteer Fair Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the WSTU Lobby. This popular event brings students together with volunteer agencies to learn about volunteering opportunities in their community.
Volunteering is a great way to assist others and can make you more appealing to future employers, said Tracy Williams, Northwest career and employment services coordinator. Career Services encourages students to use this as a “real chance to grow,” Williams explained. She said volunteer opportunities are important, given that employers encourage their employees to get involved. By participating in the Community Volunteer Fair, you have that opportunity. “It gives you a little added something that someone else [another candidate] might not have, ” Williams added.
Career Services links volunteering to employment goals and emphasizes how giving back to others or exploring a passion has an impact on self-awareness for you, the student. Serving in the community can help you understand the importance of how volunteer service may affect your career choices and can also be personally fulfilling.
It’s good for you and the community, so get out there today and make a difference!