Volunteerism And Your Next Career Move (Part 2)
- Career development
- career, career advancement, profession, professional, young professional
- November 22, 2019
I got a question following last week’s #careertipwednesday where I shared on how volunteerism could help you prepare for your next career move, and I’ve thought to share the question and my answer with you today because I’m convinced it’ll help you greatly. So here it goes:
Q: How do I find volunteering opportunities?
A: 1. Study the company/companies you’d like to volunteer in, find out what department(s) you’d like to learn from or where your current skills would be best suited and offer to intern or volunteer for free – by sending staff in their HR department a private message here on LinkedIn.
They may not reply and they may! Hence it’s worth exploring. P.S. Be sure to sell yourself very well, right from your very first message.
2. Follow the social media handles of the for-profit or not-for-profit organizations you’d like to volunteer in. These days, many organizations announce volunteering opportunities on there.
3. Look through your friends on social media or connections on LinkedIn and see which friends or acquaintances once worked or currently work in that particular organization in which you’d like to volunteer and ask them for help or advice on how to go about it. Most of them will help.
If you found this useful, please let me know in the comments.
If you have some more advice for this dear follower, please also share your insights in the comments.
Cheers to your success!