There are many reasons you should volunteer, but some people need a little more persuasion than others. If you are one of these people, consider volunteering in order to gain valuable work experience. Yes it takes time away from something you could otherwise be doing, but typically the experience is rewarding and fun. Also, volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people who are movers and shakers in the community. Volunteering increases your work experience by increasing your leadership, problem solving, and communication abilities. Find something you’re passionate about and donate some time to it.