Volunteering in your spare time isn't just a good way to help the community. It's a free opportunity to learn the skills you need to make a career change or get promoted.
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The blog Free Money Finance points out that if you don't have the money for paid education to further your career, volunteering with a local charity and doing something you've always wanted to try is a good first step. In many cases, you can take advantage of someone willing to mentor you, or you can learn at your own pace and help a charitable organisation at the same time.
As well, those non-profit organisations may not have the budget to hire professionals, so you have the opportunity to really shine. The idea is that you'll take the new experiences and accomplishments to find a job in the field you want. It's a great resume booster, and you may just find yourself networking your way to a new job.
Build Your Skills Score by Volunteering [Free Money Finance]