Do you know how to find out where you can volunteer? Here are some ways that you can choose. You can surf the Internet. You can call an organization directly and ask whether they need volunteers in your area. You can ask friends or relatives for ideas. You can also look at bulletin boards(布告牌) in your school.
When you’re calling an organization, you could answer some questions like:
• Why do you want to volunteer for it?
• What do you know about it?
• How many hours a week will you be able to volunteer?
• What are your interests?
• Do you have any special skills?
• Do you have a way to get here?
Most volunteer organizations will ask you to come for an interview in person, which is usually pretty casual. They will talk to you face to face, and if they haven’t yet asked the questions above, they will do that in the interview.
Whether your interview is on the phone or in person, don’t forget to ask questions of your own. For example:
• What will you want me to do if I volunteer here?
• What kind of training will I receive?
• How many other volunteers are here?
• How many hours do you want me to volunteer each week?
If you like the organization, volunteering can be a great experience.