Volunteer work gives you a chance to explore different types of work, "try on" different work settings, learn workplace skills, and meet people who could be important contacts in your network.
For example, if you volunteer in a recreational program for youth at your community pool, you learn how to:
You could add to your Volunteer Experience Section:
1999 Youth Swim Program, Halifax Community Centre
Volunteer work can also help you find work by:
Note for those receiving Employment Insurance. Check on what you need to do to demonstrate availability for work. See Your rights and responsibilities towards Employment Insurance (EI).