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Career Moves (2nd Edition) by Caitlin Williams, Annabelle Reitman

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Chapter 8

Volunteering and Professional Development

People volunteer for various reasons. In general, they do so because they like to give and receive; to fulfill a need; because they believe in a particular cause; and most significantly, because there is some personal and professional return for them. People usually get involved in their professional organization, chapter activities, and committees to

  • network with colleagues
  • increase visibility to market themselves
  • add professional activities to a résumé
  • try out new materials and tools before an audience
  • share knowledge and experience with colleagues
  • help a professional group conduct business.

Typically, volunteers select a specific position or activity based on available assignments, time ...

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