Getting Started Volunteering

  • You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Start by thinking about why you want to volunteer. Also think about what you would enjoy doing. Volunteer opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling for you.

    How to find the right volunteer opportunity

    There are numerous volunteer opportunities available. The key is to find a volunteer position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches the organization’s needs. The following questions can help you narrow your options:
    • Would you like to work with people or would you rather work in solitude?
    • Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
    • Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
    • How much time are you willing to commit?
    • How much responsibility are you ready to take on?
    • What skills can you bring a volunteer job?
    • What causes are important to you?