Are you aspiring to make any positive impact on Singapore or other communities? Whether you’re planning to help vulnerable groups in the community or empowering young learners, there’s always no shortage when it comes to volunteer opportunities.
Joining a volunteer entails many benefits for your personal growth and professional career. You are opening yourself to a unique experience that will help build your personality and make a fulfilling contribution to society. Here are tips for finding the right volunteer opportunity:
1. Know your passion
Are you aspiring to help those groups who belong to the Singapore poverty line? Do you have any wish to improve your skills? Being a volunteer isn’t about forcing yourself to do something outside your passion. It must remain within what is considered close to your heart. From hobbies to causes and skills you wish to improve or develop, you can deliver value to any organisation if your passion aligns with them.
2. Know your motivation
Is it about making a positive impact? Is it about helping families living in urban poverty? Is it about cultivating your skills or sharing your talents in the most positive way? When joining as a volunteer, you need to be honest about your motivation.
3. Be realistic about your time commitment.
Before you can decide to volunteer, another crucial aspect to look at is your time capacity. Whether you only have a couple of hours a week or days vacant for the entire month, opportunities will revolve around how much time you are willing to commit to volunteering. Duration isn’t the most vital thing, but be upfront about your time capacity with the organisation.
4. Learn the organisation
Once you have set everything you will need to begin your volunteer journey, it’s time to find the right organisation. Whether they specialise in providing relief for food security in Singapore or by giving free workshops, it’s crucial to know what you can expect from them, their priorities, culture, etc. Take the opportunity to talk to people who are in the organisation.
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