Whatever your interests may be, you can make a valuable contribution as a volunteer, in lots of different ways.
Four Main Reasons to Volunteer
- Make a contribution to society.
- Share your skills.
- Support a cause.
- Do something meaningful with your friends and colleagues.
One of these reasons probably makes sense for you. You may already be working as a volunteer or are thinking about what you might want to do next. Whatever your reason, there are many different opportunities out there-and organizations that need your help.
Finding the right volunteer opportunity can be like finding the right job fit–and it can change, just like a job can.
Does this sound like you?
You know what matters to you and where you want to contribute
|Do you?||You could…|
|Have experience in marketing?||Help an organization plan their public relations campaign.|
|Drive a bus?||Renew that license and take a hockey team to a tournament.|
|Know how to fundraise?||Help an organization apply for grants or tap into corporate donors.|
|Have financial or IT expertise?||Join a board of directors or design a website.|
|Like to be outdoors?||Walk a dog at your local Humane Society.|
You aren’t sure how you want to contribute and might want to try something new
|You might want to think about ways to:|
|Connect to a cause that matters to you.|
|Respond to a need in your community.|
|Make an inventory of your skills and experience and match them to opportunities.|
|Join your friends and family on their favorite projects, or bring a friend to one of yours.|