By Katherine Urrutia
Career IMPACT Center
Do you remember participating in Serve the City? Canyon Cares Christmas? Or the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer? As Grand Canyon University students, you had many opportunities to serve the community.
Why should that stop now that you are among the alumni? The answer is, you don’t have to! The Bible states, “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38). Just as God has given us the opportunity to rejoice in our achievements, it is also important to remember the good you can do by giving back.
As members of the GCU community, you learned that serving others was a key aspect of your daily student activities. As alumni, it might seem that many of those opportunities were limited to the campus, but guess again!
There are several different organizations seeking volunteers. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, there are opportunities available to give back, and they’re not overwhelming at all.
Although it might be hard to step away from your busy schedule, there are always different opportunities that you can take part in when it comes to volunteering. Whether it is caring for animals, assisting veterans or teaching the English language, there are several different places looking for volunteers to assist in their programs.
It is always an important aspect to remember that organizations sincerely appreciate your involvement, even if it is just for an hour once a month.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Habitat for Humanity
Phoenix Dream Center
Arizona Humane Society
Keep in mind that volunteering may also open doors of employment because you will build relationships with like-minded companies. Of course, that is never the purpose of giving back so do not go searching for opportunities. If you become aware of a position which fits your interests, skills and values, you could definitely stand out as a contender!
Remember, GCU Career IMPACT Center is here to help you navigate your career path! Visit www.gcu.edu/careerservices to utilize any of our online tools to identify your ideal profession, build your resume, research career options or apply to current job postings! Employers are encouraged to apply for a Career Connections account to post jobs and/or internships for GCU students and alumni.