The Value of Volunteering for Your Career

Volunteering is a great way to develop skills, gain experience, explore career options, and build confidence.

Webinar: The Value of Volunteering for Your Career

Alumnae Audrey Taylor, BA’12, and Nilufer Hasanova, BN’17, as well as Carol Wert, manager of the UCalgary Alumni Career Program, will teach you how volunteering can support your career and professional development.


The following resources document accompanies the Decoding the Interview: Insights from an HR Recruiter webinar.


Main Resources

Ten Professional Development Benefits of Volunteering

The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering May be Good for Body and Mind

Podcast: Reg Tiangha on how volunteering is an easy way to diversify your skills, increase your employability and find a sense of purpose in your life.


Find a volunteer role

There are many organizations that rely on volunteers — here are a few places to start looking for a volunteer role that aligns with your personal and professional career goals.


Useful links

UCalgary Alumni – email us to learn more about volunteering with UCalgary Alumni to get involved, share what you know and get connected.

Volunteer Alberta – connect with your community to create a positive impact.

Volunteer Canada – provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experience.

Propellus – connects volunteers to non-profit organizations to create engaged communities.

Charity Village – volunteer opportunities in the non-profit sector.

City of Calgary – become part of an amazing group who share their time, skills and enthusiasm with one of the many services or programs the City offers.

Calgary Public Library – share your skills and passions and help your community thrive.


Useful links

Volunteer Programs in Calgary – volunteer opportunities for all ages.

VolunteerMatch – search for volunteer activities in your area of interest and location.

Go Volunteer – connects volunteers with not-for-profit organizations.

Volunteering Opportunities – volunteer opportunities by area of interest (list hosted by Calgary Board of Education).

Green Calgary – volunteer opportunities to live more sustainably, increase capacity to take environmental action, and contribute your passion and skills to help build a more sustainable city.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – online volunteering to allow organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges anywhere in the world, from any device.