Volunteering is volunteering for the benefit of others. Nobody forces her to, but actively lures her into it. Volunteering in Russia has spread very quickly, expanding its boundaries in many social spheres of life.
Why people are lured into volunteering
Everyone treats volunteering differently. Some don't even know how to become a volunteer and what their job is. Yes, yes, this is work, but voluntary and unpaid. Agree, it changes a lot. If this activity was paid, the number of applicants would increase tens, if not hundreds of times.
Oddly enough, despite the unpaid activities, there are still a sufficient number of people willing.
Pros of volunteering
Meeting and communicating with completely different people. You will understand that all people are different. And each needs a specific approach. This will help you in the future to more or less understand people, or at least understand what they want or demand from you.
- Acquisition of new skills. Somewhere you will need to scan 100 sheets, in another place to calm down the raging audience, interest the client, help arrange props, answer visitors' questions, navigate the terrain, and much more. If you want to become a volunteer, be prepared for completely different jobs. These people are versatile.
- New connections. Who knows, maybe you will be lucky, and the head of some successfully developed company will notice you and invite you for an interview for a paid position.
- Culturing. You yourself will be interested in any event. For example, a coffee festival or an exhibition of the scientific achievements of mankind. Volunteers work and learn something new for themselves, but admission to these events is free for them, since they are at work.
What is volunteering?
First of all, this is free work. And no one will guarantee that you will get a promotion to a paid position, since you yourself made the decision to take part in volunteer activities.
You are wasting your own time getting nothing in return. So-so perspective of the future, isn't it? At the same time, you can start looking for a paid job with a guarantee of career advancement with satisfactory performance of duties.
Organizations actively cooperate with volunteer centers for one simple reason. This is a free labor force. Why not? On the one hand, they are an example to follow, as they work with volunteers, on the other hand, they do not lose anything either in finances or in the affairs of the company, since volunteers are not allowed to access important documents. This could include registering visitors, issuing forms, providing meals, and so on.
To become a volunteer or not is a personal matter for everyone. Focus on your interests and preferences, as well as goals in life.