Donating & Volunteering: Volunteer Opportunities

In 2010 Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours. Volunteers are crucial to the running and success of nonprofit organizations around the world. Be realistic with yourself about what your available time is that you can commit and choose an organization whose mission you feel passionate about. Ask yourself whether you will be able to fulfill this volunteer need for the next year; are you looking for sporadic volunteering or long-term; are you willing to go through a training class; how does this charity treat its volunteers; is the volunteer time going to extend to more hour or will you be able to leave after your time is up; is it a well run organization; and finally ask to speak to other volunteers. If volunteering overseas, research, research and research both the organization as well as the country you will be living in.

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