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How to Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Learn how to find a volunteer opportunity from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.

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"Volunteer opportunities are really important in terms of developing your career, and here's how you find the best ones.

Number 1: You want to find a volunteer opportunity that's attached to a passion, because inevitably you're going to be spending a lot of time doing it, so it's got to be something you believe in.

Number 2: You want to find an opportunity that allows you to develop skill sets that you wouldn't otherwise have a chance to actually try your hand at. Because you're not getting paid for it, here's an opportunity to really take a risk and try something that you're not familiar with, and get outside of your comfort zone.

Number 3: You want to look for volunteer work experience that will introduce you to people who you wouldn't otherwise be exposed to. A big draw for volunteering, beyond the fact that you get to help in a realm that is going to make a difference to people and is attached to something you're passionate about, is this opportunity to meet people who are really interesting and really compassionate, and people who may be able to help you in your career.

And that's how you find a volunteer opportunity.

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