What you want to do if you want to be a volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference. If you want to become a volunteer firs of all you have to be sure about yourself that you are ready to give your time and energy to the work which you will get. Volunteering in a foreign country is another issue and in that case you have to be ready to live in a different country and work in different area which is not based on your culture and you must be ready that maybe you will face up to a lot of news, cultural differences, ideas and people. To make a right steps for start volunteering first o

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. 7. Get all the relevant details for the volunteer position. 8. Apply for the volunteer position. 9. Follow up after you apply. 10. Complete any required training. 11. Begin with a limited commitment 12. Regularly assess your volunteer experiences. Also really important part of searching volunteering projects is to find a trustful website and don’t register and don’t give your personal information to the wrong page. For this to make sure you can find some people who participated in a same project and ask them about project. Another really important part of making decisions to become a volunteer is to choose duration of your volunteering work. For some people maybe duration will be short, for some maybe it’s will be so long. You have to prepare yourself from the beginning if you will go for a long time term project, especially in a foreign country. In that case you have to be sure that you can live far from your family, community and friends.

This project is co-founded by European Solidarity Corps



Volunteer Nazi from Bullerbyn/Warsaw

Author: European Volunteers in Poland

A blog curated by volunteers taking part in European Solidarity Corps initiative in Poland and coordinated by Active Woman Association

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