Why volunteer? Give a Little, Gain a Lot

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“I initially volunteered to expand my network of project professionals outside of work.  I have organised events and conferences, connected students with business, mentored project professionals, led a team of volunteers, delivered presentations – I could go on.  Volunteering benefits me as much as it benefits others.  I’ve learned new skills, deepened my existing experience and knowledge.” –
Shona Campbell, APM Committee Member and former Chair.

Good volunteering is rewarding for everyone involved.

Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:

  1. Gain Professional Experience and Leadership Skills - learning to work within or lead a team of volunteers is likely to be very different from your ‘day job’.  You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to - this can be a real confidence boost.  You will learn a lot from others.
  2. Meet new people – you will meet people from different backgrounds and industries that you might not normally.  It is a great way to meet like-minded people.
  3. Give your CV a boost - volunteering gives you an edge.   It will expand your network and take your career in new directions.
  4. Provide a chance to give back - shaping the next generation of project professionals.

Our APM committee meets for one hour once a month.  We give a little, we gain a lot.

Tempted?  Speak to any of our APM committee members to hear about what they get out of volunteering with APM.  Where could volunteering take you?

Aberdeen and North East Chapter, Scotland Branch

Posted on 11th May 2015
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