Benefits To Volunteering With PR In Canada

As the only publication dedicated to covering the Canadian communications industry, PR In Canada has become “go to” source for industry news.  PR In Canada has also helped to showcase some of Canada’s top talent through our Top 30 Under 30, and other initiatives.
Volunteering with PR In Canada is about choosing to give your time, energy and skills to something that matters to you. Whether you’re supporting one of our events you believe in or helping out your community, when you volunteer you make the choice to make a difference. Even better, by donating your time, energy, and skills you not only improve the lives of others and contribute to the Canadian communications community, you also improve yourself. There are lots of ways of reasons to volunteer, but here are just a few:

Volunteers gain professional experience.
  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.
It’s good for you.
  • You can test out a career.
Learn or develop a new skill
  • Volunteering is the perfect way to discover something you are good at doing or develop new skills in an area you already enjoy.
  • By supervising and teaching other volunteers, you can develop excellent training, management and interpersonal skills. There is no limit to the extraordinary ways you can contribute.
It brings people together.
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork
  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
  • Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
Volunteering strengthens your community.
  • Help make the public relations industry stronger
Meet new people and make lasting friendships
  • Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your co-workers can be a rich source of inspiration and an excellent way to develop your interpersonal skills.
  • Build and expand your database of contacts across Canada
You learn a lot.
  • Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
You get a chance to give back.
  • People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
You make a difference.
  • Every person counts!

Find out more about specific volunteer committees here.