I am a recent graduate in 2020 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and I have been searching for a job for about 6 hours a day for the past 5 months. I am in the US and if this trend continues I do not see myself getting a career in anything related to my degree. I have exhausted my resources in searching for a job and most of the personal advice I receive is "you will find one eventually" or "apply through the company site".
Question: Are there any volunteering opportunities for Electrical Engineers? To clarify, I am assuming I do not find a position related to my field and have a "gap" in my experience where I will have an unrelated job in the meantime. What can I do when I get home for an hour or two every day to work towards finding a position in Electrical Engineering?
I am asking how I can still do something relevant to my degree while I continue my search for a job because I have already been asked why I have not found a job right out of college in a recent interview. This has let me know that I am not likely going to ever find a job unless I physically prove the skills my degree has taught me.
also, I cannot afford physical projects related to my field. Any advice as to how I can be of service would be grateful.