Getting involved outside the (home) office
As we look ahead to starting a new year with many of us still working remotely, keep in mind there are still many opportunities for networking and taking on board positions from the safety of your home. The Covid-19 pandemic shocked the business community earlier this year, forcing many of us to put volunteer and board roles on hold while it was all hands on deck in the office.
Now, more than ever, professional associations and nonprofits are in need of volunteers who are willing to assist with planning events, keeping members engaged, and spreading useful information during these continually evolving times.
By now you may be asking yourself: why should I care? I am already so busy with my own work, the last thing I need is another commitment.
Giving back to the community through a volunteer or board role is not only a great way to help others but at a time when we are all more stressed than usual, giving back to others helps ourselves, too. Feeling a part of a group that is doing something positive can take your mind off the demands of everyday life during a pandemic. It’s also a great way to connect with people outside of our household, if you are still working remotely.
The industry relations and community relations professionals at BoardroomPR can help you find a group that fits your passion and your level of time available to commit to a new project. Some boards only meet once a month, or even once a quarter. So, the commitment may be less than you think and the rewards likely much greater.