University years are one of the best, most formative years of a student’s life. It’s when you leave the security of your home, learn to become independent, discover yourself and make lifelong friends. It’s also a time when you start to think about, and work towards a career with a degree of seriousness.
One important step in that direction is meeting people and expanding your social circle beyond the classroom. And one of the best ways of doing that is through volunteering. Yes, student volunteering is an effective way to socialise, contribute to the society and develop new life skills among many other benefits. Your primary at this point should be to get hands on experience, even if that comes with no remuneration. Also, volunteering is a great strategy, because few organizations will refuse someone working for free – this way you get what you want and they get someone to work without having to allocate more funds for the job. It’s a win-win really.
So narrow down the organizations where you’d get the best exposure and start contacting them to voluntary work (as long as it’s permissible and allows you time for your studies). Also, in these times of lock-down, many organizations may be looking for volunteering online, so do an online search to see if anything fits your skills and interest.