In addition to supporting worthy organizations and causes, volunteering offers students many benefits in personal and professional development.

The Luther College Career Center can help connect you with volunteer opportunities.

Meet with a Career Coach to talk about volunteering

Career Benefits of Volunteering

Many people find a lot of personal fulfillment when they volunteer. There are also significant career benefits of volunteering. Here are a few for you to consider:

  1. Build your network by engaging in the community. Through volunteering you’ll meet new people and establish new connections. You can call on these for recommendations and guidance during your career search.
  2. Strengthen skills you already have and develop new ones. Volunteering is a chance to gain hands-on experience at an organization or business. Your volunteer work can help you add to your list of skills and accomplishments on your resume.
  3. Develop a passion for a specific cause or initiative that may impact your career plans. You may find through your volunteer experiences that there are certain types of work you want to do, or not do.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

  • AmeriCorps
    How to join the organization to give back for a year, serve your community and change your life
  • Church of the Brethren
    Provides domestic and international volunteer placements in various countries throughout the world
  • Green Peace
    Organization to create a green and peaceful world
  • Holden Village
    Ecumenical retreat center rooted in the Lutheran tradition located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state offering short-term and long-term opportunities
  • Idealist
    Directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the web
  • Lutheran Volunteer Corp
    Domestic volunteer service program
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    Statewide association of nonprofits providing the connections you need and the information you want
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
    The National Organization for Women Foundation (“NOW Foundation”) is an organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.
  • National fair Housing Advocate
    Resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination
  • Teach For America
    Domestic volunteer organization addressing educational inequity in the U.S.