If you’re not happy in your current shift work job then you’re definitely going to want to read this. Why? Because becoming a volunteer not only can improve your health, but it can also help enhance your career as well!
Recent studies show that people who volunteer live longer, have stronger immune systems, have fewer heart attacks, have higher self-esteem, and have a deeper sense of meaning and purpose than those who don’t volunteer.
This same research has also revealed that people who volunteer when they’re young, are more likely to end up in more prestigious and higher-paying jobs than those who don’t do any volunteer work.
It basically comes down to making yourself more valuable to an employer. Have you ever asked yourself this question? “If I was an employer, would I hire someone like myself?”
If not, then now might be time to start making some changes.
So if you’re in a bit of a rut in your current shift work job, then you might want to start doing some volunteer work for one of your favourite charities or non-profit organisation. Many employers report that when they are interviewing candidates for hire, they now look to see if the candidates have engaged in volunteer work.
So volunteering your time could well have a positive payoff not only in your health, but it might actually help land you a future job as well!
And for us shift workers who struggle with having some kind of regular social life, there is even more good news because volunteering lets you meet all kinds of people you would never meet otherwise.
So if you’re looking for ways to improve your health and your shift work job, then becoming a volunteer might be a good place to start!