Careers for social good: Finding real career fulfillment
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi.
A career at a not-for-profit human services agency is a great way to dedicate yourself to serving others, it provides you with an opportunity to get more involved with your community and make a direct and positive impact in the lives of those with who we share it with.
Why Work at a Not-for-Profit Human Services Agency?
Because you actually want to get up and come to work
Unlike a job in the corporate world, human service not-for-profit agencies offer work that enables you to utilize your education and professional skills but also delivers soul-feeding, meaningful outcomes. Encouraging you to strive to make a difference, and guaranteeing you’ll feel good about the work that you do.
The office culture is WAY better
Employees of human services agencies collaborate easily, you are all working for an organization because you believe you are making a difference in the world, you all believe in the mission and direction of the organization and you have a shared passion for the work that the group does. Not-for-profit agencies also offer more flexible working conditions, such as flexible scheduling, contract work, job sharing, leaves of absence, and health benefits.
There’s always an opportunity to advance or change careers
Working for a non-profit human service agency often means that you wear many hats. At one point or another, you’ll job share. Whether it’s helping a colleague with their workload or volunteering for one of the organizations events, it all leads to diverse experience within the agency and opens doors to advance into another role.
You literally change lives and see it first-hand
All not-for-profit human services professions are important in promoting social good and helping people in need. The goal of most human service organizations, including Family Service Regina is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through responsive leadership and innovative programs. Leading to a safe, inclusive and vibrant community in which all people are resilient, confident and filled with hope. How lucky are we? We get to witness the positive impact we make, just by coming to work every day.
If you’d like to spend your days feeling good, helping people, working for a cause or otherwise doing something extraordinary to improve your community, working at a not-for-profit human service agency is definitely for you.
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