There’s a lot of talk about how and why people volunteer with a full-time job, families, social lives, etc. Volunteering can be a great way to give back to your community and do something you’re passionate about. These are a few secrets on how to schedule your volunteer jobs, while not stressing out about time and making the most of your experience.
If you find an amazing opportunity to help out with something you’re passionate about, but they are asking for more time than you can give. Ask. Again, you are giving your time, for free, to help them. It’s very rare that they will say no to you flat out. If you can give one day/week or per month, it’s better than nothing. And, it still gets you involved on your schedule.
Volunteer opportunities can lead to jobs or awesome relationships! Jobs and people that you’ll love. So, network! Network with any nonprofit or volunteer event you want and make the most out of it. It will lead to more volunteer opportunities or paying salaries. Don’t be afraid to make your time useful to you, as well as the community. Knowing someone in the organization or the event you want to volunteer with will make your life much easier.
3. Volunteer at events
If you’re only available on the weekends or nights, events are great to take part in. Becoming a volunteer at a race or a helping hand for a charitable event is a huge help, and isn’t a big responsibility. An event could even be a canned goods or coat donation. Events only happen once in awhile so your time would only be for the certain event! AND you’re still networking and helping out the community.
4. Go virtual
With everything else in this world, go virtual! Are you great at updating your Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook?! Do you write a blog? Are you great at organizing data or an email box? These are all great qualities to have in today’s world. These are little tasks that you can help out organizations with. It’s fun and helpful.
5. Volunteer in your own way
Consider volunteering for yourself. Create your own way to help out! If you have your own way in helping and giving back to the community, than do it! It’s on your own time, too
How do you make volunteering work into your schedule?