Pro bono work, a way to utilize your skills for helping NGOs and not for profit organizations with their organizational needs. Pro Bono has these days become an approach to enhance your skills as well as contribute to the society. NGOs and nonprofit organizations are very important for a country’s progress as they contribute in working out for social causes. A Professional can contribute in providing services with the help of his skills and expertise to the nonprofit organizations.
The benefits of volunteering and Pro bono work-
- Working for a cause we care about
We do not get time to contribute to the society because of our busy lives but pro bono approach lets us work side by side for the social causes that we care about and provides an aid to the nonprofits.
- Internal happiness
Many studies have shown that helping others makes us feel good. A study at the London School of Economics found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were and thus it helps the society as well as gives us peace and inner satisfaction.
- An opportunity to meet new people and network
When we meet new people and communicate with them, that indirectly helps in building contacts and expanding our personal and professional network. We also get to meet people with same area of interest and field that we are in to.
- Enhance the skill sets
while providing a service in which one is expertise to the needful nonprofit organizations, we can boost up our professional skill sets. Volunteering also leverages important skills used in the workplace such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, leadership qualities as well as our soft skills.
- Valuable experience
Pro bono helps gain experience in the same field and lets us volunteer at an organization that does the kind of work that we are interested in. it exposes us to professional organizations that could actually benefit our career.
- Good impression on resume
Community service and volunteer work are great things to enhance our resume and they create a good impression on our portfolio. In fact, these days corporate organizations look out for the employees who have done volunteer work or such internships.
These programs not only allow us to create a social impact, but also nurture our talent by enhancing the management skills, professional skill development, and confidence within us.