Connect With Others
Volunteerism is a fantastic way to get out in your local community. When you commit yourself to a meaningful cause, you and those around you share something special that can lead to some of the best friendships you'll ever make—as well as professional contacts.
Whether you’re new to Austin or a life-long resident, volunteering is a way to expand your circle of friends and meet people you might never have met otherwise—helping you see a new side of your community.
Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Participating in a volunteer opportunity has been shown to fight depression, boost happiness, and cultivate a sense of purpose. Every time you help with a volunteer project, you make concrete progress toward a goal that will make lasting improvements in your community.
Time spent volunteering connects you to a cause larger than yourself and your own family. That sense of connection is meaningful and satisfying.
Boost Your Career
Many employers place a high emphasis on volunteer work listed on a résumé, for a variety of reasons. Some hiring managers may share an interest in your particular cause--and all volunteer work shows a willingness to go above and beyond and think of the good of the people around you.
Likewise, volunteer experience stands out on a college application. Many students apply with the same GPA, so colleges look closely at extra qualifications. Volunteering shows community spirit, team cooperation and real-world experience—for many recruiters it's a deciding factor.
Why wait to discover these great experiences? All for Good makes it easy to get started—try out some of these opportunities in Austin: