Volunteering provides many professional and personal advantages. This includes; work experience, an opportunity for international students to practise English, engagement with others, expand your social networks, and learn work-ready skills.
These advantages are what initially motivated me to volunteer in my community. I had started volunteering focusing on the benefits it can bring me such as references and letters of recommendation. But as I started to involve myself more and more, I realised the impact that the time I was giving up each week was making.