Reason #2 to Volunteer: Networking Opportunities

Why Should I Volunteer? Reason #2: Networking

This five-part series of blog posts discusses five reasons you why you should volunteer and how you can benefit from it.  Along the way, you will be introduced to five heartfelt organizations in the Green Bay, Wis., area and the stories behind their beginnings.

volunteer, networkingNumber two of our five-part series discusses how volunteering for the right organization can facilitate great professional relationships, help you gain experience in your career field, and help you land the job of your dreams.  To emphasize this you will also be introduced to one fantastic charitable organization comprised of driven career-focused women who dedicate countless hours to improving their community.

Service League of Green Bay is a long-standing not-for-profit charitable organization whose mission is to meet the physical, educational and emotional needs of children in Brown County, Wis., by providing volunteer hours and financial support.  This organization is responsible for assisting almost 3,000 students prepare for school each year at their annual Back to School Store, helping low-income mothers and their newborns receive basic necessities, and preparing at-risk teens for living independently.

To meet the increasing needs in the Green Bay area, Service League relies solely on charitable donations from generous community members and businesses.  In addition, Service League holds several fundraisers throughout the year including Big Blue Bash held annually in the spring, and a community Rummage Sale held annually in the fall.

In an effort to fulfill their various project and event needs, each member is asked to take on one or more positions within the organization.  They have volunteer positions in a variety of career areas including marketing, finance, fundraising, hospitality, grant writing, photography, event planning, sales, education, and many more!  Service League is a great way for you to give back to the community while gaining vital experience and networking with people in your career field.

To learn more about how you can volunteer for Back to School Store this coming summer, become a member, or donate to Service League of Green Bay, go to www.serviceleaguegb.org or email them at serviceleaguegb@yahoo.com.

 
Written by Ashley Scott, Lead Global Citizenship Instructor, Globe University – Green Bay