Maybe you're interested in volunteering, and have even chosen a few organizations you would like to contact, but aren't sure exactly what to say to them. Here's a helpful guide of questions to ask when you contact the group:
- What do volunteers do with your non-profit?
- How many hours a week do typical volunteers give to the group? Is this an ongoing opportunity?
- What is the age range of other volunteers or employees, and recipients of the aid?
- Are you a 501c3 certified non-profit?
- Will I be expected to solicit donations?
- Is there a training session I should attend or reading material I should review?
- Do I need any special equipment or skills? Do I need to wear any special clothing?
- How can I get there? Is there parking?
- Should I arrive early my first time?
- Do I need lunch or a meal?
These questions (and the answers you receive) should give you a good gauge as to whether the non-profit is a good fit for you. So - armed with these tips, you should be good to go! I'll see you out there...
A family staying with Christopher's Haven
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