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It's always a good thing to give back. Whether it's doing hands-on service with a group like Habitat for Humanity or assisting in the back office of a local non-profit, there are benefits beyond money that come from volunteering.

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Are you getting ready to be employed again after taking a gap year? Do you think that adding your volunteer work and travels to your resume will give you an advantage to land at a job you like? Related: How To Write A Resume That Helps You Land Your First Job You're right.

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