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Are You Ready to Transition from Volunteer to Paid Staff?

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My field of expertise is Adult Language Acquisition, and when I was in my 20s, I regularly volunteered with a local nonprofit teaching ESL classes to refugees, and I loved it. But when a full-time position as an employment coordinator opened up, I learned that not all volunteer-work success translates to success as a full-time […]

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4 Tips for Finding Your Next Volunteer Opportunity

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Many social-impact professionals have a desire to give back in a way that goes well beyond a paycheck and the forty plus hours a week we usually devote to our jobs. Have you toyed with the idea of volunteering with another nonprofit, but don’t know where to start? We got you! Three questions to ask […]

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Volunteering Over the Summer | 5 Ways to Get Creative

Summer can be a challenging season for nonprofit organizations. Charitable giving often slows down and many organizations struggle to fill their volunteer roster while their regulars are on vacation. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Beat the seasonal slump by taking on new volunteer opportunities, including some activities that are only available during […]

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How to Highlight Your Volunteer Experience in an Interview

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Volunteering can help to boost your skills and expand your network while you are transitioning between sectors, rejoining the workforce after a career break, or trying to figure out how to utilize a degree. And highlighting your volunteer experience in an interview is a great way to show that you’re committed to a cause and […]

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