Give Back with LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace during National Volunteer Week
April 26, 2017
Since you were a child, you probably heard how important it is to volunteer and give back to others. That by giving just a little bit of your time, you can make a huge impact in someone’s life. But did you know that volunteering can also bring you tremendous benefits?
Research has shown that volunteering can benefit your health and your career.
According to Harvard Health, researchers found that people are happier the more they volunteer. And the happier you are, the healthier you are likely to be.
As for your career, volunteering is a great opportunity to use your current skills for good or learn a new skill to grow your career. In fact, 42% of hiring managers consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience when evaluating candidates.
This National Volunteer Week, we not only want to celebrate those of you who are out there volunteering but also encourage those who have not yet taken the first step, to do so today.
Simply visit LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace and choose any one of the more than 60,0000 skilled volunteer, nonprofit board positions and mentor opportunities that we have available for you.
Tips for making the most of LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace:
Tip 1. Go to the Search bar on LinkedIn.com and type in “Volunteer and [area of interest]”, i.e. “Volunteer and youth development”
Tip 2. Once you are on the Search Results page, click “Jobs” to bring you to a list of volunteer opportunities
Tip 3. If you want to narrow your search, use the filters in the right pane to sort by location, company (organization’s name), and job function (skill needed for the volunteer opportunity)
Check out our full list of volunteer opportunities.
Giving just a little bit of your time can create real change - for you, your career, and the community around you.
It’s a win-win-win!
Share your story on LinkedIn about how you’re celebrating National Volunteer Week with the hashtag #NVW.