Apr
25

Jump-start your professional career - Start volunteering

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Whether you are looking for a job, or you are already employed, as an immigrant in Newfoundland and Labrador, you may be looking for additional ways to expand your networking circle, connect with your community and meet more people. One of the ways to achieve this is to become a volunteer. On a professional level, volunteering can help you:

 

    • Gain Canadian experience
    • Improve existing skills or learm new skills
    • Learn about potential job opportunities and places to work
    • Learn about Canadian workplace practices 
    • Meet people from your field
    • Improve your English language

When you volunteer, you do work without pay for the benefit of both others and yourself. It is up to you to decide how much time you would like to dedicate to this activity. You may want to research and explore your options within the community you live in, and find a volunteering opportunity that would be somewhat related to your field of expertise, where you can give the most, and receive the most in return. Many not-for-profit and charitable organizations welcome volunteers on a regular basis. Check your community listings or talk to the AXIS Career Services employment counsellor to help identify suitable opportunities for you. 


To learn more about volunteering in Canada, read "Buliding Blocks for Newcomers: A Guide on Volunteering".