Making a difference through volunteering, with the help of resources such as Volunteermatch.org, you can find the perfect opportunity to help with a cause you are most passionate about. Local volunteer opportunities right here in my home town Jacksonville Florida, can be researched through your preferences of what you love to do. You can narrow your search down and find the perfect match to connect you with the causes you care about the most. I have used this great tool to find opportunities to volunteer in my communities through matching my location preference to what I would like to do when donating my time. All you have to do is log on to Volunteermatch.org and put in your zip code and or city and start searching the many projects in your area that needs your help! Some of the organizations I have contacted in the past are listed below. Keep in mind this is a very short list compared to the many opportunities that are out there waiting for you.
If you are a business minded person with experience in taxes and finance maybe you want to give back to the community with educating them with helpful tools and resources on getting the most out of filing a complete and correct tax return. You can find more information in becoming a helpful tax aide by speaking to a representative at an AARP-tax aide office near you.
Building your skills to perfect your resume is also a great chance at volunteering at one of the local AARP-tax aide sites. Service centers such as this is always looking for someone who is computer savvy. Do you have a degree in computer sciences, information technology? Would you like to gain some actual working experience to add to your resume? You can volunteer your services and gain the exposure you need to further your career.
Would you like to assist the next generation of students coming out of college? You’ve been in your field of study for quite some time now, and you know what it takes to succeed. Why not mentor students on your own time, with your choice of a flexible schedule. Through Studentmentor.org you can grab the chance to give students the opportunity to network within their field of study. Obtaining a college degree and stepping out into the real world can be overwhelming; with mentors, students can get the hands on experience they need to further their careers after the college life. In return you can enhance your management skills that could assist you in getting that upper level management position. You will also get the opportunity to experience both personal and professional growth, while fostering the next generation as a role model.
Are you motivated to cleaning up your community? We all see the trash build up along ocean front properties in our communities. Whose responsibility is it to clean up these areas? Would you like to become a leader in cleaning up your community today? If so, you can start by going online to greenitmovement.org and finding a way to help clean up your neighborhood and or community. Do you have experience with organizing functions; well this would be a great opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors, because who knows your community better than you do? Sign up to be a leader in your community, whereas you will get together and form a group to go out and clean up your neighborhood. It starts at greenitmovement.org.
For me I look at volunteering not just as a way of giving back but it has also been an opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Volunteering is that extra spark your professional resume needs to catch the eye of those business professionals you interview and network with. There’s nothing like people taking notice of someone giving their time and effort to a cause that’s important to them.