Volunteering helps enhance both your personal life and your professional life:
Volunteering allows you to gain confidence and feel appreciated and respected by peers. Being around people in a social situation as well as a professional environment encourages you to present yourself as knowledgeable and helpful.
Giving up some of your free time to volunteer will let you meet new, likeminded people to expand your social circle.
You may have to work on a challenging project while volunteering but you will have the help of other volunteers and it will be rewarding and fun to complete!
Supervisors who have volunteers are keen to develop their skills through one on one reviews, career tips, help enhancing your CV and a friend in the same field!
Many employers appreciate when candidates have volunteered. It shows that the person is hardworking and dedicated to succeed!
Last but not least, you will be doing something to help other people as well as developing your own skills!