Archive | September, 2011

Boost Your Resume by Volunteering

2 Sep

Many students in college have not had much work experience and they find it difficult to fill up their resume. We are often asked, “What do I put on my resume if I’ve never had a job?” Well, one great way to add work experience to your resume is to volunteer. Just because you aren’t getting paid does not mean that you’re not getting valuable work experience. So in order to help you boost your resume, we have listed 3 online resources to help you find an organization that is looking for volunteers. Some even allow you to volunteer from your computer! Not only will you be boosting your resume, but you will also be making a difference in the lives of others.

Volunteer Match 

VolunteerMatch is about relationships. We are a service that brings good people and good causes together. We believe that the health of our community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve. Our aim is to build services that overcome the barriers that keep volunteers and nonprofits from finding each other, working together, and developing strong relationships.

Sparked 

Sparked makes it easy for busy people to give back. It’s an entirely *online* form of volunteering that allows you to lend your professional skills whenever and wherever you have time. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes at the bus stop or an hour after work – we’ve got a nonprofit “challenge” for you.

Catchafire 

Catchafire’s mission is to improve the quality of the volunteer experience by providing pro bono opportunities for skilled professionals. Catchafire’s vision is to make it easy for every professional to use their skills for good, and to make it easy for every nonprofit and social enterprise to access and effectively use pro bono as a way to build capacity within their organization.

If you know of others, leave a comment below!