Job Seeker Volunteering
Did you know that volunteering can be a pathway to paid employment? It's true! Volunteering is an excellent way to help your community while also learning new skills, staying socially connected, and potentially finding paid employment. At Volunteering Northland, we believe that volunteering can be a powerful tool for job seekers to gain experience, establish networks, and demonstrate their motivation and enthusiasm to potential employers.
By volunteering, you can learn new skills and refine existing ones. Whether it's through hands-on experience in a particular field or developing transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, volunteering can help you build a diverse set of skills that can be applied to future employment opportunities.
Volunteering can also provide you with valuable referees for your CV, demonstrating your commitment to your community and your ability to work in a team. By gaining up-to-date, relevant work experience, you can show potential employers that you have the skills and experience needed to succeed in the workplace.
Establishing a network of contacts is another benefit of volunteering. By working with a range of organisations and people, you can build relationships and connections that may be useful in your future job search. These connections can provide you with insights into potential job openings, or even act as references or mentors.
Volunteering can also help you demonstrate your ability to respond to challenges and build your confidence. By taking on new tasks and responsibilities, you can prove to yourself and others that you have the resilience and determination needed to succeed in the workplace.
If you are a job seeker, we can support you with finding the right volunteering role for you. Our team can help you identify opportunities that align with your interests and skills, and provide you with the support you need to get started. Whether you're looking for short-term or long-term volunteering opportunities, we're here to help you every step of the way.
Thank you for considering volunteering as a pathway to paid employment. We look forward to supporting you in your journey towards finding meaningful work.