Category: See the Good

5 Tips for College Students Seeking Volunteer Opportunities

Word of mouth can often be the best way to find ways to help others.

Want a break from hitting the books? Find a volunteer opportunity that can enhance your professional future and build a resume at the same time.

Here are some tips for college students from the Corporation for National & Community Service:

1. Ask others

The best way to find out about volunteer opportunities is to ask. Find an organization that interests you and reach out for information.

2. Explore career options

That’s why you’re in college, right? Use volunteer time as an opportunity to gain training and learn what a specific career might be like.

3. Seek one-time events

Contact different nonprofits and find an event that provides an introduction to the organization.

4. Don’t overcommit

You want to be committed and prove yourself. After all, you are building references. Manage your time to see it through.

5. Take an alternative spring break

Volunteer for a place that you’ve never been or stay home and help those in need locally.

Want more ideas? Try these on for size.

Source: Corporation for National & Community Service/All for Good.