Volunteer Basics – Part 1

Back to basics.  We now return to the nitty-gritty of volunteering and  will look at what you need to know to volunteer.  No you do not need to offer your first born (although some days you may want to).

Types of volunteering

Volunteering opportunities today run from micro-volunteering which refers to mini or small-time commitment volunteer tasks – to more time-intensive volunteer opportunities, such as travel destination volunteering.  Now there is definite debate on the actual community benefits to ‘voluntouring’ so do your research first.  Here is a utube video visiting one side of the debate; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYWl6Wz2NB8. But something like volunteering at Hollyhock helps the organization and the volunteer.

So how do you find the right volunteer organization and role?  Provide your comments here and we’ll revisit this next week.



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