- January 31, 2015
- by: White
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
|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.