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Making a Successful Match

For your volunteer experience to be postive, you should do some reflection and research before jumping in. Your experience will be more fun and fulfilling if you first identify your goals and interests. Volunteer activities that match your goals and interests are most likely to be rewarding for you.

  • What causes are important to you? Look for volunteer positions that are a good match for your values and interests.
  • How many hours can you give to volunteer work? Some volunteer projects can be done in a few hours or days. Others will be regular commitments over weeks or months.
  • How far can you travel? Do you need to find volunteer work within walking distance, near public transportation, or within a certain driving distance?