Student Activities and Volunteering: How Getting Involved Helps with Career Development
Why Volunteer in College?
Build Your Resume
Gain Valuable Experience and Skills
Make Important Personal and Professional Connections
Give Back to Your Community
Staying Active in University Life
Join a Campus Chapter of a Pre-Professional Organization
Attend Campus/Virtual Events
Participate in Student Clubs
Tips and Resources for Volunteering and Getting Involved
Align Your Activities with Career and Personal Goals
Explore New Areas of Interest
Search for Volunteer Opportunities Online
- Catchafire helps match volunteers with specific skills to nonprofits. The organization’s search engine allows you to filter virtual volunteer opportunities by skill, area of interest, and time commitment. This can give college students in various majors a chance to volunteer creative services, such as marketing strategy, writing, and website design, to build a portfolio of professional work while doing something for the greater good.
- Crisis Text Line trains remote volunteer crisis counselors to help people dealing with mental health issues. The organization offers extensive web-based training and real-world counseling experience. This can provide social work or psychology students with an excellent opportunity to learn and apply new skills in their field.
- The Oakwood Educational Foundation connects underserved youth with volunteer tutors who offer encouragement and academic support. This can give education students meaningful hands-on experience teaching.