9 Transferrable Skills You Can Develop By Volunteering

Jennifer Fairley
May 10, 2022

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and help out those in need. But have you ever thought, “What’s in it for me?”. Don’t worry, we don’t judge! As satisfying as it is to know that you’ve done something good for the world when you volunteer, who wouldn’t want to experience the many rewards of giving?

Usually, we think of volunteer work as giving our time for the benefit of others, but there are actually many ways in which volunteers are actually receivers too. One of which is by developing valuable skills that are transferable to one’s career. 

Maybe you’re looking to switch up your career path but your resume is lacking experience in the new field you want to pursue. Or maybe you’re just looking to move up in your company but it requires you to learn some new hard skills first. In any event, what better way to practice new skills or brush up on old ones than by volunteering in a supportive environment at no cost to you at all.

At MeaningfulWork, we provide volunteers with opportunities that match their needs and wants. If what you need is to develop a certain skill set, we’ve got you covered! To get you started, we’ve put together a list of 9 transferrable skills that can be developed through volunteering, and some of the opportunities we have on our platform that can help you practice each.

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1. Graphic Designer

2. Project Management

3. Data Analysis

4. Accounting and Financing

5. Photography/Videography

6. Digital Marketing

7. Web/Software Design

8. Audio Production

9. HR/Employee Engagement