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Tips for Volunteering

The following are some tips to help you find a volunteering opportunity that is right for you.


  • Research issues that are important to you-look for organizations that address these issues
  • Consider the skills you have to offer to others
  • Consider your schedule and location when searching for opportunities
  • Don’t over-commit your schedule
  • Look for opportunities that will help you achieve personal and professional goals you have set for yourself
  • Search for opportunities that will be fun for you
  • Be prepared for a potential interview.  Some non-profits need to make sure that volunteers are the right people for the opportunity so it’s a good experience for everyone
  • Consider volunteering as a family, or with co-workers and friends

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