'Skilled volunteering is essentially lending your expertise to benefit a charity. Skilled volunteering has a huge positive impact for charities and boosts volunteers’ professional experience, improves employability and extends your professional network. In a survey that LinkedIn carried out with professionals, 40% stated that when they are evaluating candidates, they consider volunteer work equally as valuable as paid work experience.'
This is an exert from a great article on Yahoo news about skilled volunteering. To read the full article: Everyone has a skill to share, even if they don’t shout about it… why not volunteer? Please click here