It’s better to give than to receive. Volunteering your time to a worthy cause gives you the immediate satisfaction of making a difference in someone’s life. But in the long run, the act of giving can also improve your career prospects. While it may seem counter intuitive that working for free will help you earn more money, employers recognize the professional and personal benefits their employees experience by volunteering. From learning new skills to enhancing your creativity for your regular nine-to-five job, volunteering can bolster your career in more ways that you’d think (Sipek. S., 2017).