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Career Planning Guide

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is valuable when exploring career areas and developing your career plan because it will help you:

  • Build your existing skills and develop new skills
  • Explore career areas of interest and learn about new career areas and the labour market
  • Practice job search skills as you look for volunteer work and apply to volunteer positions
  • Meet professionals that you can add to your network when looking for work
  • Develop a list of work references to use
  • It will add valuable experience to your resume which is valuable when looking for paid work.