Networking: According to the Financial Post, “Networking” is the term job hunters love to hear.
Increased Knowledge: A volunteer is exposed to a “plethora of new knowledge and experience as well it gives the individual opportunity to learn how other people and other areas of the community outside of their day-to-day activities operate”.
Give Your Résumé Some Leverage: Volunteering shows an interest in doing new or different things and a willingness to learn. You may gain experience in a field you are interested in before you make a career transition
Fulfillment: Volunteering can take your mind off your day job. The reward is the sense of accomplishment plus the joy one gets just from helping someone else.