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Updated by AIESEC Sri Lanka on Apr 07, 2021
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5 Essential Skills You Can Develop by Volunteering Abroad

A volunteer experience can develop essential skills in young people by engaging them in challenging environments and creating spaces to practice these skills. Here are 5 skills you can develop by volunteering.



Volunteer projects or programs are never solo experiences. They are the collaborative efforts of like-minded individuals with a drive to make an impact on the community.


Critical Thinking and problem-solving

The challenging environments a volunteering experience brings develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills through real-time analysis and solutions.



Committing time towards an impactful cause is the perfect opportunity to learn and implement essential time management skills.



Volunteering requires commitment towards a specific cause and develops the skill of honouring commitments through effective planning and time management.


Work Ethic

Having a strong work ethic is essential in committing time and energy towards a cause. A volunteer must be able to work through challenging situations and keep a positive attitude.