Making a Positive Impact as a Carpenter
Becoming a carpenter is the occupation of the hardworking man or woman. It’s not a job you take if you’re looking to sit behind a desk and avoid physical activity. You’re going to be on your feet, getting out there, and doing things.
Another activity for people who like to get out there and do things is volunteer work. A spirit of philanthropy is important, and doing things for other people is rewarding and worthwhile.
As you’re planning your charity work, think about the good a talented carpenter could do. Donating your time and using your job skills can make a real difference. It can also make a difference to your business, believe it or not.
First, though, let’s look at how you can volunteer your carpentry skills to benefit your community and beyond. Groups like Habitat for Humanity build homes for needy families. They commission volunteers to physically build new housing for people who need them. Volunteering would provide a vital service for those groups.
Local churches also may be able to provide help in a similar capacity and could use the help of a trained carpenter. You can build homes, additions to homes, or perform repairs. If you’re really adventurous, you can volunteer in a similar capacity for the Peace Corps. You may do some travelling abroad, or you can stay close to home.
Why should you do this, you ask? What possible benefit could it provide you? Well, first of all, if you’re a young carpenter it can help get you valuable job experience. In most instances charity work is looked upon favorably by employers. Add in practical job experience on top of it, and you’ll find it helps even more.
If you have designs on owning your own carpentry business, it helps further as a way of building goodwill in your community. You’ll gain job contacts and prospects and maybe find people with whom you’ll work on future projects.
Having a sense of philanthropy is a great thing, whether you’re a wealthy business owner or a carpenter of modest means. Aside from benefiting you personally, it gives you a sense of pride, and it can help shape your career going forward.
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