Skilled-based volunteering allows you to use your talent, abilities, contacts and resources to strengthen a non-profit organization’s work and impact. You use your skills in your jobs every day to benefit yourself. While volunteering for a non-profit, you use these skills to benefit the ones who need it but lack the resources and/or perhaps the know-how.
1. You can be the change agent
Your engagement as a volunteer can drive stronger community impact. When people know of others involved and volunteering for a cause, they tend to join in too.
2. Volunteering helps you become a better version of yourself
Using your skills at a non-profit can help build your portfolio and help you grow. It shows that you deploy your skills to the best of your abilities and that you are engaged in something beyond yourself.
3. Utilise your resources
Non-profits often lack the finances or the mere ability to procure skilled resources. Volunteers can help by sharing their skills, technical know and impart training to the NGO staff as well.
4. Get Refreshed
For the volunteers, skill based volunteering provides a refreshing change of doing what they are already great at. It It provides an opportunity to apply your skills in a creative fashion to benefit the non-profit and its cause.
5. Bridging the gap
Some bring experience, some bring skills, some bring creative enthusiasm, and some, bring them all. Skilled based volunteers have an ignited mind and can tactfully bridge the cultural and demographic gap that prevails in society.
You’ve spent time and money honing your skills. It’s a gift. Share them, make a difference.
It’s Time to ProEngage.