How to Make the Most of Summer 2020: Suggestion #2

Suggestion #2: Explore Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for a local organization in need of help is a great way to boost your morale and help you feel like you’re making an impact this summer.  While many organizations need help on the front lines, some also need help in the areas of finance, accounting, or marketing.

Need additional motivation?  A recent survey by Deloitte found that 82% of interviewers prefer applicants with volunteer experience, and 92% say volunteer activities build leadership skills.

Check out VolunteerMatch to find opportunities near you.  You can also search by Causes Areas, including Advocacy & Human Rights, Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Disaster Relief, Environment, Hunger, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation and more.  There’s something for everyone!

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan