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Higher education has a leadership role to play in supporting mediation in our society. Why? You are typically critically engaged, questioning the status quo, and eager to change the world for the better.
- If all you need is human resources to keep supporting your peers with mediation and intercultural work, engaging HEI students and other volunteers might be the key.
- The key to attracting people power support is to present your idea and the benefits of volunteering in this area in an articulate and compelling manner.
find 10 benefits of student’s volunteering. Share these benefits so you can inspire others to get involved.
1. Build meaningful contacts
Volunteering allows you to network with new people who you may not have the opportunity to meet otherwise.
Your volunteering can bring occasions and acquaintances, that could serve as a great contact for future jobs or as a professional reference.
2. Boosts your CV
College graduates’ CVs often demonstrate limited professional experience. Volunteering gives a tangible insight into your skills and generosity to get involved. It is something concrete to add that shows hiring managers your dedication to skills-building.
3. Develop new skills
Whether bringing communication skills to sharing cause-based mediation initiatives or translating for a fellow student who might need that support, volunteer roles can help you gain new skills that enrich your personal and professional life.
4. Test career options
Volunteering in areas that reflect a person’s interests can give a lot of insight into the future career possibilities.
This will either confirm the interests or nudge a person in a different direction.
5. Increased sense of fulfillment
Giving back to your community can help build a sense of accomplishment and improve your self-confidence. It can also remind you how important it is to make time for others less fortunate.
6. Improves mental health
Studies have shown that volunteering can help stave off mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and even high blood pressure. It can also help reduce overall stress levels.
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7. Forges new friendships
In addition to professional contacts, volunteering may lead to new friendships.
You often meet like-minded individual in these settings who see the world in similar ways as you.
8. Develops awareness
It’s easy to live in our own little bubbles (especially since Covid-19) and not fully understand the challenges facing others.
Spending time volunteering exposes you to hardships and makes you more aware of the world around you.
9. Can provide academic credit
Some college classes may provide credit or participation incentives for volunteering.
If unsure, ask your professor or academic advisor about opportunities.
10. Makes the world a better place
At the end of the day, volunteering is necessary if we want to live in a kind and compassionate world.
Spending just a few hours on a cause such as inclusion and mediation can help ensure these qualities remain engrained.
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