THINK ABOUT IT!
TAKE A LOOK,
DIG A LITTLE DEEPER…
THINK ABOUT CHANGES YOU WANT TO MAKE
Checklist: Choosing a Volunteer Project
Fill out this checklist to help you identify your interests, time requirements and skills. Then use the information to find a volunteer job or to create one that is a good match for you.
-List your hobbies, interests and skills. Would you like to use any of them in a volunteer job? What kinds of activities have you enjoyed in the past?
-Would you like to learn any new skills?
-Why do you want to be a volunteer?
-Have you done volunteer work before? What did you like or dislike about the experience?
-How much time do you have to offer? Can you make the time commitment?
-Do you want a short-term or long-term project?
-When do you want to volunteer? (Evenings, weekends?)
-Do you enjoy working one-to-one with people, e.g. mentoring, tutoring?
-Do you prefer working with a group of volunteers?
-Do you like working inside or outside?
-Other things to consider…what social action interests do you have? (Environmental, working with youth and families, political, working with animals, sports/health, theater/acting out important messages, health concerns- cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.)
-What organizational skills would you need?
-What would you like to see improved or changed in the world?
-Do you have a special mission?
-Does this idea motivate you to keep actively participating?
-Does it attract others to do the same?
NOW THAT YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT, GO OUT AND DO IT!
From the book “The Giving Family- Raising Our Children to Help Others” by Susan Crites Price, www.thegivingfamily.org