The lie and the reality of working at an NGO
Hearing your friend working at an NGO, the first thought that comes to mind is ‘Are you getting paid?’ or ‘It’ll only create impact, but it won’t help your career’ or even worse, ‘It might not count as a working experience’ and the list goes on. What if we told you there’s another side to this conversation?
What if we told you, working at an NGO is not just about chasing your passion and fulfillment for the soul but also fun and a competitive field? What if we told you it has an organized structure and is like a real full-time job? What if we told you that here you can explore your skills, work in various roles and find a promising career?
Here’s what the ConnectFor team has to say about the common myths for working in the social sector.
Priyal- “Working at an NGO shows you the difference between working for pleasure and working for fulfillment. When you can get paid and there’s a feel-good factor and it’s like the cherry on the top.”
Prem- “Volunteering doesn’t give you a single clue about working in the social sector. Professionally, you can build your resume and reach the goal of your career in ways you can’t imagine.”
Arati- “To too many people’s surprise, people do consider the social sector as their first choice. Although it’s not just for the empathetic field but for the exposure, infrastructure and doing your part of giving back to the community.”
While every NGO may be different and has a unique structure, at ConnectFor all sorts are accepted. We at ConnectFor are filled with odds but we as an organization aren’t and we’d proudly say loving what you do and earning in the social sector is not just a possibility but a reality. Although our dream of working in the social sector wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers whose impact shines through. Thanks to them, we can push forward and get the wheels of fate turned into reality.
The best part about this is in the social sector, people working here are givers at the soul but takers too. We’re greedy for our ambitions and get the best for the community in one organization. We are greedy enough to learn, explore, grow and get a cooperative environment. When you can do both together in one place, what’s a better way to live life than not working in a social sector?