Giving Compass’ Take:
• Here are five ways that virtual volunteering can help with career development and are feasible for individuals to participate in during the pandemic.
• How can more donors call attention to virtual volunteering?
• Read more on how to embark on virtual volunteering.
From a teenager who’s a pro with Tik Tok to a housewife who can whip up yummy cakes on request, there are boundless opportunities. And the best part is you’re not confined to borders. You can volunteer for any cause, anywhere in the world.
Now comes the million shilling question, how would this improve your career development?
Here are 5 ways that virtual volunteering can prod your career in the right direction.
- Exposure: Let’s face it not everyone is an expert at blowing their trumpet. Some people just need a little spotlight shone on them to blossom. If that’s you, then virtual volunteering could just be the thing for you. Perhaps you’ve got fantastic persuasion skills.
- Pro Status: Once you have exposure in your area of expertise, what do you think will happen next? Of course, your prowess and expertise will be on display. But the thing is, you’ll probably be the first person to have ever virtually volunteered that particular skill hence being the pro at it.
- Extensive Portfolio: Imagine you’ve just left Uni or have just started a new career and you’ve got nothing to show. Yeah, besides your certifications there’s really no proof that you’re the expert you claim to be. Virtual volunteering will give you the opportunity to build an impressive and dynamic portfolio.
- Improved Skills: The more you try something, the better you get at it. So as you share your skills consistently, you’re literally practicing and improving.
- New Connections: It’s not true that you can only make meaningful connections by meeting people in person. Even virtually you’ll be exposed to new contacts that’ll be instrumental to your career growth.
Read the full article about virtual volunteering from VoluCulture Volunteers at Medium.
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Looking for a way to get involved?
Learning with others and benchmarking are key steps towards becoming an impact giver. If you are interested in giving with impact for Coronavirus, take a look at these events, galas, conferences and volunteering opportunities to connect with individuals like you.
Are you ready to give?
If you are looking for opportunities to take action and give money to Coronavirus, here are some Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects aggregated by Giving Compass where you can take immediate action.