Special Announcement

Get Involved—Why Volunteer?

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Have you ever considered volunteering? It is a great opportunity to enhance your professional and social life. Here’s why:

Giving back...

The first and biggest benefit you get from volunteering at WBFN is the satisfaction of giving back and making a difference while improving the lives of the families who are relocating, granting education to women or delivering books in growing countries.

Make new friends...

No matter the age, dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills! Enlarge your circle of friends - Volunteering, either for a single event or on an on-going basis, is a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Best of all, it is on your own time and on your own terms. Connect with people who share your interests and experiences, be they social activities or professional expertise. Learn about other cultures - Volunteering, especially at places like the World Bank Family Network (WBFN), is a great way to learn about other cultures and truly be a part of a global family.

Develop your career...

Volunteering can advance your career and a volunteering experience is very appreciated by employers in the United States: Gain experience - Volunteering is a great way to gain practical experience and strengthen your resume (CV) while waiting for a work permit in the US. Volunteers have the option to refine their current skills or learn completely new ones, depending on the tasks they take on. Get references and recommendations - Employers often write recommendations for their volunteers. US employers usually place more importance on recommendations from other employers within the United States. Volunteering is a great way to get good references while waiting for a work permit. Network - Networking is essential in finding a good job in the US. By volunteering, you not only get to know the people at an organization, but also become a part of their wider circle.

Volunteer Opportunities...

While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day and even more, offers you the chance to try out a new career without making a long-term commitment. What are you waiting for, then? The World Bank Family Network (WBFN) has many volunteering opportunities to offer. Browse the summaries of WBFN’s activity areas to see which volunteer positions you might be interested in, and then fill in the WBFN Volunteer Registration Form!