According to a LinkedIn article I recently read, people who volunteer are 27% more likely to get a job than people who don’t. That’s a pretty big difference.
My volunteer experience didn’t work out as well as I would have liked… but if I had to do it over, I would definitely look for more volunteer opportunities.
Aside from increasing your likelihood of getting a job (because of the networking you are doing), volunteering gets you out of the house, and doing something productive. This has to be a good way to keep your attitude in check.
Are you volunteering? If not, why not??