The benefits of working for a charity include gaining a sense of purpose when helping the less fortunate, the opportunity to meet new people and the overall satisfaction of knowing that one's efforts are improving the lives of individuals in the community. People who work for a charity also gain skills and experience in a variety of industries to prepare for future employment.
Individuals who work for a charity can also use the opportunity to learn more about their beliefs, their skills and their talents. It is often eye-opening for people to see the blessings and privileges they have when exposed to individuals who are suffering physically, mentally and financially within the community. Charity work can also help people discover their faith when working for an organization that is religious-based. Volunteers are exposed to prayer sessions, expressions of thanksgiving and people who have positive attitudes about the world around them even though they may not possess material items or privileges.
Volunteers who are seeking future careers or employment in a non-profit industry are exposed to potential employers when volunteering their time. Networking is often informal, yet effective when discussing goals alongside a fellow volunteer who has professional connections within the community.