TOP 10 THINGS YOU GAIN FROM WORKING FOR CHS
- A sense of satisfaction.
Your workday at CHS will be like anyone else’s, but you can always remind yourself when the going gets tough, that you’re making a difference and helping our clients live a Life Without Limitations.
- A chance to do far more than you probably would be allowed to, or required to, elsewhere.
At CHS, your skills will be utilized to the maximum and there are plentiful opportunities to explore where your passions and strengths are.
- A chance to learn about people and expand your EQ, emotional intelligence.
CHS is in the people business. Clients, their families, volunteers and donors are full of life experiences and tales that can enrich your life and teach you things you can’t read in books. You’ll learn that underneath, we all have the same wants and needs.
- The chance to light a candle rather than curse the darkness.
Watching the news on TV at night, are you often troubled by the things you see and wonder what’s to be done about this or that? At CHS, you are working directly to address a serious social issue or need, and that feels good. You may not be able to directly help the victims of terrorist attacks, but you will know that you are helping someone in your hometown!
- Meet people.
For many employees at CHS, there will be clientele that they serve, and a steady stream of volunteers, donors, officials and media to network with. Non-profit employees serve clients in their own communities, and collaboration with local businesses, board members, service organizations, volunteers and all of our neighbors is essential to our success.
- Public speaking.
Non-profits are generally short on staff and long on speaking engagements. There are public speaking opportunities available that could benefit our clients and our agency.
- Learn where your tax dollars are going.
Many non-profits are receiving local, state and federal funding, and you’d be surprised to whom your money goes and for what. As an employee of a non-profit, you’ll be a more informed voter during elections, and you’ll have a better idea of how the issues affect our clients.
- Networking and creativity.
CHS, like most non-profits, relies on networking. It is common to collaborate with another agency to increase your chances of getting a grant, or to be able to provide services better to more people. Non-profits cannot buy services the way you can in the corporate world, and so there is a heavy reliance on networking and helping one another.
Because most non-profits are understaffed and under-equipped, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from others and share your knowledge with them. From computer skills, public speaking skills, volunteer management, marketing, writing, administrating, etc. Different members of staff who are more knowledgeable may share a skill with others informally, or in structured training meetings.
- An up-close, personal, and very real understanding that we’re all in this together.
As an employee of CHS you will become aware of all the people who are doing things to make their world a better place in so many varied ways, and how deeply they care, you’ll look at people differently. It’s a rewarding feeling to know that you are making a real difference in people’s lives.