The Right Opportunity for
Volunteering can be an exciting, growing,
enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to
serve a cause, work with people, solve problems, see
benefits and know one had a hand in them. There are
many volunteer assignments available and you should
find the one that best matches you. Start by
thinking the following questions:
What issues matter the most
Do you know what organizations address these issues
in your community? Do you think they are doing a
good job and deserve your support? Are you concerned
about a cause that no one else seems to be tackling?
All these questions will help you to focus on the
type of organization you want to approach with your
offer to volunteer.
Do I want to volunteer for
something that uses the skills I apply in my paying
work or do I want to do something completely
What types of things are you good at (and like to
do)? These can be professional skills or hobbies and
recreational talents. Every type of skill is needed
somewhere. Keep in mind that some volunteer
positions will require prior knowledge of tasks
(such as working with a computer), but there are a
lot of volunteer assignments needing people skill,
such as the ability to be a good listener,
non-judgmental, cherry and supportive.
Do I want an ongoing, regular
scheduled assignment, or a short-term assignment?
Some volunteer assignments do require a lot of time,
and others can be accomplished in a short period of
time, even one day. The organization will need to
know that they can count on you to maintain your
scheduled work and later expand your schedule,
rather than promising many hours that you later will
not be able to give.
As a volunteer you not only impact people’s lives
but you also strengthen your community. Call me and
together we can find your perfect volunteer
Volunteer Center Director