How to Get Volunteer Jobs

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Volunteer jobs are perfect examples of working for public interest; there are several charity or community services that need volunteers. If you can give a few hours of your time every week all you need to do is offer a helping hand to those who need it.

There are several opportunities for volunteer jobs in your community, first you need to decide on your commitment level. Decide before hand about how much time you can dedicate yourself to the volunteer work. If you are not employed or engaged anywhere else, you can consider full time or a long time commitment.

What special skills do you possess that can come in handy when you are doing volunteer works ? There are many different fields and organizations that you can volunteer for; there are also places that you could volunteer for pertaining to the profession you want to go into, like volunteering at a local school, or doctor’s office. Find something that you are passionate about, your enthusiasm will benefit the elderly, homeless, animals, children, or the environment.  

To be a good volunteer you need to have the right temperament, you need to be tolerant, flexible, and patient, those are the most important things. There are times when you will come into issues with the charities you are volunteering for, and so if it becomes too difficult for you consider finding a charity that doesn’t have those issues you are having problems with.

 You can find options in the community service organizations or charities that you know, if you want to remain within your community and offer service. The openings for volunteer jobs could be at your school, church, or any other local charity. If these charity options are not appealing to you then you can contact your local volunteer networks or local United Way to find out any option as per your skills and interest. Apart from that, there are websites that feature the opportunities in varied volunteering fields. You can try out for the opportunities in the Peace Corps or the AmeriCorps that has the VISTA and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). This will give your broader scope with the volunteer jobs. NCCC and AmeriCorps are based in U.S. while Peace Corps operates in 74 nations across the globe. Search the volunteer jobs job based websites, if you want to go beyond these organizations.

As there is no limit to the opportunities for volunteer jobs, the pay scale of these jobs varies from one another. According to a study, the average salaries for the following types of volunteer jobs are:

Secretary $33,000

Firefighter $34,000    

Contract specialist $55,000  

IT specialist $66,000  

Program analyst $64,000

Information technology specialist $65,000



Administrative clerk $25,000

Budget analyst $55,000    

Human resources specialist $56,000  

Human resources assistant $31,000 Quality assurance specialist $53,000  

Management analyst $58,000
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