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How to Leverage Volunteering for Professional Development

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Altruism is at the core of volunteerism. Whether it be caring for a cause or for others, the opportunity to have broader impact is rewarding. You might be wondering how such a selfless act can be self-serving? But can volunteering—by definition a selfless act—be leveraged for further personal or professional development? Here, we propose ways […]

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4 Reasons You Should Take a Summer Vacation

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Many of us are drawn to social-impact work because we care deeply about the mission and making a difference. This type of motivation can provide a great sense of fulfillment, but it can also leave you feeling a little guilty when you need a break. The irony is that social-impact professionals may need a vacation […]

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Holiday Volunteering | 5 Ways to Get Creative

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Volunteering around the holidays has gotten so popular that some organizations fill their volunteer slots within just hours or days after making sign-ups open to the public. That means if you want to add a little extra meaning to your holiday season, you may need to get more creative. Here is a compilation of volunteer […]

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Are You Ready to Transition from Volunteer to Paid Staff?

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My field of expertise is Adult Language Acquisition, and when I was in my 20s, I regularly volunteered with a local nonprofit teaching ESL classes to refugees, and I loved it. But when a full-time position as an employment coordinator opened up, I learned that not all volunteer-work success translates to success as a full-time […]

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