Am I for Volunteering?

What qualities should a volunteer have?

7 Characteristics That Every Great Volunteer Has In Common


  • They Have A Fearless Approach. To be a volunteer, especially in a new country, requires a lot of courage.

  • They Have Infinite Patience.

  • They Can Think Creatively.

  • They Are Eager to Take Initiative.

  • They Stay Humble About Their Work.

  • They Are Driven by Passion.

  • They Can Work In Teams.





Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, make new friends and pursue a cause you are passionate about. However, volunteering can also be a way to enhance your job search. With a little patience, passion and hard work you may even be able to turn a volunteer position into salaried employment.


How can I volunteer in Europe?

Castle Restoration

Teaching English

Environmental Conservation

Orphanage Work

Agriculture


in Local Community:

  • at your local library.

  • to chaperone a field trip.

  • with a local nonprofit.

  • at an animal shelter.

  • at a community center.

  • as a lifeguard.

  • to be a crossing guard.

  • to do social media for a local org.


Here are the steps you can take to volunteer in your community:

  1. Decide which causes you care about.

  2. Identify the skills and knowledge you can offer.

  3. Create a volunteer resume.

  4. Determine how often you can volunteer.

  5. Research volunteer opportunities in your community.

  6. Consider using a volunteer site.



How do I ask for volunteer work?

Draft a letter WHO: are you/ told you about this position/ encouraged you to apply.

WHY: are you contacting them/ are you interested in this position/ do you want to volunteer in this field/ get work experience in this field/ do you think you are suitable for this position/ should they appoint you.



A few excellent ones where you can find appropriate nonprofit opportunities: European Solidarity Corps, VolunteerMatch.org, Idealist.org, Handsonnetwork.org, Catchafire.org (for professionals), Serve.gov and TaprootPlus.org


Click below to check the:

Infopack for ESC Volunteers in Europe

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