For many, fulfillment stems from the monetary value of their career. Success is equated to the amount they’ve earned, saved and invested. Others find comfort by following their passion. When looking at the bigger picture, however, some find it essential to contribute to a cause larger then themselves.
Venture with Impact aims to expose professionals to new cultures, people and ideas so that they become more informed and empathetic world citizens, and in the process, provide a positive social impact. Participants are able to gain a deeper perspective in some of the world’s most pressing issues while making a great contribution towards a sustainable solution.
While there are several existing remote work programs that incorporate travel, Venture with Impact is the only established group that effectively integrates their participants into local culture by emphasizing connections with local people while aiding the community. Pro bono, or skills-based volunteering, is at the program’s core.
But how can ‘venturing’ abroad change your life? Many believe that these kinds of programs only affect a person after they return home, but the truth is, growth comes from every stage in the process.
Before the program:
Something to Look Forward To
Travel is an adventure: the anticipation can be just as thrilling as the experience.
Improves Your Organizational Skills
Participating in a program like Venture with Impact requires you stay organized and manage the logistics of fitting travel and remote work into your life and career.
Mentally, it is also essential to stay calm and oriented around the tasks that need to be completed. This is a crucial skill that can be translated to almost anything you do.
During the program:
Be More Independent
Venture with Impact fosters independence.
Living in a place you are unfamiliar with goes hand-in-hand with breaking out of your comfort zone. You will broaden your horizons by experiencing the unknown with a group of your peers. Your decisions will create your experience.
One of the most meaningful changes of volunteering abroad surrounds building life-long relationships. Professionally or personally, the relationships you make during this experience will enhance your life. You are able to make connections with a group of like-minded people, who are experiencing the same thing, in the same space, as you.
Discover Hidden Talents
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to discover your own hidden talents. Spending time in a new environment gives you the opportunity to reflect on your strengths and how they can best be used to help yourself and the people around you.
After the Program:
Your Career Will Thank You
One of the greatest benefits of pro bono, or skills-based volunteering, is the professional development that comes from hands-on-experience applying your skills and stretching far past your comfort zone at work.
Working with your non-profit partner can even help you shape your career path. Once you return, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and your strengths, and perhaps even take your career in the new direction.
You’re a Brand-New You!
The people you meet, the communities you impact and the experiences you have will undoubtedly shape you into a more well-rounded version of yourself.
When you volunteer, you experience new worlds through hands-on work. It’s inspiring to realize that doing even small things can have a big impact on others.
At the end of the day, Venture with Impact calls for anyone who wants to have a greater social impact and focus on their career growth as well. Life fulfillment may be defined differently from person to person. However, making the world be a better place for all remains a common goal.
Sign up for the program of your choosing with Venture with Impact today and let us help you explore the world while making a social impact. www.venturewithimpact.org
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