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Volunteering doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and planning. A good way to make sure you’re prepared to take on a volunteer position is determining whether you’ve evaluated the logistics behind volunteer work.

Not everyone will be able to volunteer, no matter how much they want to, and sometimes the reason why will be out of your control. You may not have the time that a volunteer gig requires, or you may not be able to afford an unpaid position while you’re considering a paid job at the same time.

We’ve come up with a list of questions you should ask yourself before starting your volunteer search. The questions below will also help you figure out the type of volunteer work that will fit your particular interest & situation, because no one volunteer experience will fit all.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin To Volunteer

1. What are my interests?
2. What are my skills?
3. What do I most want to learn from the experience?
4. What will I gain from volunteer work?
5. Will my volunteering affect my other commitments?
6. How flexible am I?
7. How much time do I have?
8. Do I want an ongoing assignment, a short-term assignment, or a one-time assignment?
9. Do I want to work alone, or with a group?
10. Are there any associated expenses, and if so, will I be reimbursed?

The Information & Volunteer Centre (IVC) would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for your potential ‘giving of your time and talents’ in order to assist those in need. Your commitment to the community is commendable and we are PROUD to have such an active YOUTH presence in Strathcona County.

Have questions?

Call us at 780–464-4242.  Email us at le-ann@ivcstrathcona.org.