Why do you travel?
Maybe you’re in the CBD to close a big deal. Maybe you need to be in a work seminar for the weekend. Maybe you finally decided that’s it’s time to take the family on a long holiday. Maybe you just really need to feed that wanderlust. Whatever your reason is, you know that you just have to go travel.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with you traveling to make a living or to take a well-deserved break. But sometimes, you need a little more than what these could provide you. And you may not know it yet, but you’re going to want to.
Volunteerism –You’ll want in on it
1. It Helps You With Employment
Did you know that employers like seeing the word “Volunteer” in a resume? Having this tells Human Resources and employers that you’re ambitious, enthusiastic, and that you care about the community. This gives them an idea that you’re that you play well with others, and that you’ve develop certain skills. You may not know it, but you’ve already gained experience in planning events, dealing with paperwork, and implementing processes in charity events. It would be even better if you’ve led or had a significant position in a few of the volunteer programs. It communicates that you’re willing and able to lead a group towards a goal and evaluate areas of success and failure. These are skills that you can only develop with time and experience, and volunteerism has brought you a step ahead of the competition.
2. It Widens Your Network
Whether it’s a celebrity, a CEO of a big wig corporation, or a well-known players in the fields of science, media, education, or technology; the fact remains that so many powerful and influential people give back to the community. You’ve probably watched them in the telly with awe, thinking “I should do something like that”. Well, it’s high-time you do. You know what the best part is? You’ll probably meet some of them there. Because there are so many high-profile people in charities, it’s a good place to do a little bit of networking. Not only will you have that chance for an up close and personal meeting, but you also have a chance to talk to them and showcase your skills throughout the event.
3. It Drives You To Become Better
When you begin to feel that you are needed and valued by complete strangers, when you realize that your life isn’t so bad, and when you start to see that you have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of others; you want to become better. You start to look into your skills to see how you can use them to help others, and maybe even start to develop new ones. You strive to become a better communicator so you can teach others your skills, and encourage them to join in your advocacy. As you keep exploring what else you can do, and how else you can help; you start to feel better about yourself. Before you know it, you’ve developed so many essential skills, you have the discipline to learn and do practically anything, and you’re more confident than ever before.
Alpha Car Hire is a supporter of Variety Australia, an organization which provides practical equipment and programs for children who are sick, disadvantaged, and with special needs. For each car hire you book with us, you have the option to give as little as $2 to this cause. If you want to do more, check their website https://www.variety.org.au/ to find out how you can be a part of this amazing group.