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Looking for one-off volunteering suggestions and resources.

I'm going to have two weeks' holiday time in September and I'd like to spend some of it volunteering on some kind of useful project. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on May 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Spanish in a foreign land

Where in Central or South America should I go to study Spanish? [more inside]
posted by metaname on May 7, 2013 - 11 answers

What will happen to the volunteers?

An non-profit organization with staff and volunteers has been non-union for its existence. Because of proposed changes by its board of directors, staff have applied to unionize. Some staff perform the same tasks as volunteers, but volunteers perform the overwhelming majority of the core work of the organization. The ratio of volunteers to staff is about 35 to 1. First, can a non profit unionize? And second, if it becomes a union shop, what will be the status of the volunteers?
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Low-cost, low-maintenance web infrastructure for volunteer group?

I have been tasked with finding a web solution for a volunteer group associated with a university. There are already pages on one of the departments' websites, however, it will be months before any changes can be made to that as it's under the rule of a CMS which is about to be migrated and to which we won't be able to really do anything until November. We want all the usual stuff like a blog and a Twitter widget and latest news and yadda yadda, but anything we add - and possibly anything we remove - would have to wait till November if we use the existing hosting arrangement. This is why I want to stick up another web infrastructure for us somewhere else, probably not hosted by the university. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Apr 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Lego club activities for the 7-10 set?

I expressed interest in leading a Lego club for younger kids, which will take place at a local library. While I have a Lego fan at home, I have never led formal building exercises, and I'd be happy to hear your ideas for manageable, fun group activities. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Mar 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Volunteer Teaching in NYC

I am looking to do volunteer work in New York and was hoping to do something that would engage me like teaching. This could include tutoring, GED classes, SAT classes, job hunting, etc. I have a BFA and an MBA so I think I could be fairly versatile. I am hoping for specific suggestions I could pursue. Thanks!
posted by azoth on Feb 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me put these things I did into resume language

Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

How do I approach non-profits about substantive volunteer work?

I'm between jobs and looking to spend some of my time volunteering with a non-profit to do substantive work that involves my professional skills. How do I best approach them to propose this? [more inside]
posted by Colonel_Chappy on Feb 8, 2013 - 10 answers

PR resume building

I am a recent PR/communications graduate. I was wondering if there was a place to find freelance/volunteer opportunities in order to build my resume and experience?
posted by dfc5656 on Jan 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me plan up to a few months of fun/service/bonding

one to three months of bonding/service in a warmer region of US [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Dec 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Are there any Sandy-related volunteer efforts happening in the NYC area on Thanksgiving?

Are there any Sandy-related volunteer efforts happening in the NYC area on Thanksgiving? I'm looking to do some volunteer work for a few hours, and it would be great to know which groups/organizations are accepting volunteers on short notice.
posted by helios410 on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for Great Software for Volunteer Management

Can you all recommend a great volunteer management software for a non-profit? I'm an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator and we have over 200 volunteers that I have to track, including their hours, activities, etc. If it's a free software, that would be even better. What software have you guys had a great experience with? Thanks!
posted by Kombucha3452 on Nov 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Outdoor volunteering with kids in NYC?

I want to volunteer with an organization that introduces young people to outdoor experiences that they wouldn't otherwise have -- hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. I've had a look at Outward Bound but it doesn't look like they take volunteers. What are some similar organizations I could check out? I'm in the New York City area.
posted by rsk on Nov 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Continuing forward from a disappointing, chaotic college experience

These were four miserable years, and they were supposed to be the best? I guess the best years still lie ahead of me? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Oct 26, 2012 - 51 answers

How can I learn Spanish by immersion inexpensively?

Year off between undergrad and dental school. Optimally, I would like to go to South or Central America for the purpose of learning Spanish. Best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by mellosphere on Oct 11, 2012 - 13 answers

How to Run a Booth at a Fair

Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 5, 2012 - 23 answers

What's it like?

I have an interview this week for an assistant volunteer coordinator position at a local organization. I've done some volunteer management before but haven't had a position like this. If YOU have, or do, what's it like? Any advice for an interview?
posted by trillian on Sep 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can a bunch of people volunteer in the Seattle area?

I need a place where 50-75 people can spend a weekday (not weekend) volunteering in the Seattle area in late October. The only unacceptable answer is "go clean up this trail / move these heavy rocks / pull these blackberry bushes." [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Sep 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Just Say Yes or No!

What's the best way to ask people to do what they say they will do and to answer emails? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Aug 14, 2012 - 37 answers

Where Do You Put Out A Casting Call For A Personal Project?

I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to teach tech in SF?

I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
posted by nominal on Jul 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Volunteer criminal background check deal breakers

Volunteering with youth - criminal background check deal breakers? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jul 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Can I spend £1k doing something useful in exotic supply chains?

Volunteering abroad; three week Supply-Chain-project filter [more inside]
posted by citands on Jul 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me come up with some unorthodox ideas to help my blocked 22 year old son

Can any of you suggest some situations in the world, in another country ideally, that need the help of a strong, courageous, smart, big-hearted young man and where there is at least one adult in charge of things who might command the respect of my son? These would have to be situations that do not expect payment from people coming to help. He would see that as a total scam. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2012 - 74 answers

Looking for non-religious volunteer work in the Pittsburgh area

What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Are we wrongly telling our participants that they don't get taxed?

I'm trying to find information about taxes and volunteer paid experimental (non-clinical) studies. I work in a lab, and one of our participants told us a week ago that if a study pays (the volunteer) over a certain amount, it gets taxed. Can anyone tell me if this is true and give me an official link? We're in Philadelphia, PA, USA. I can provide any other relevant information you need. Thanks!
posted by two lights above the sea on May 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Sign up to bring cookies on Wordpress?

I'd like to create a sign-up form on my Wordpress site where when someone signs up for a task then that task disappears from the list of options. Possible? [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on May 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Volunteering in Tanzania?

Volunteering in Tanzania? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on May 18, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I put these skills to best use?

Can you think of volunteer projects that would make good use of the skills of a jack of all (academic) trades? [more inside]
posted by muhonnin on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Bad Laboratory Experiences

How do I bow gracefully out of this volunteer project with a professor that just isn't working out? And should I even? [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do about privatisation and cuts in the UK, other than protest?

I'm very angry about what's happening in the UK right now, including-but-not-limited-to: the unnecessarily savage and unequal budget cuts, the privatisation of our education, health and police systems, the scapegoating of vulnerable groups and the dishonesty and cynicism of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians involved. Other than protesting, what active, concrete action can I take to fight or correct these wrongs? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Applied Feminism 101

This political campaign season has brought it to my attention that sexism is alive and well in America. Instead of sitting around with my blood boiling, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Mar 1, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I get back into SEM volunteer work?

Where would I look for charitable volunteer SEM opportunities? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Mar 1, 2012 - 5 answers

What's it like being a UN Volunteer?

Have you or anyone you know ever been a United Nations Volunteer? What is it like? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Feb 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Volunteering in Seattle

Know any good LGBT organizations in the Seattle area to volunteer at?
posted by carnivoregiraffe on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

The death and life of languages

Help me sort out the best way to approach language preservation, as an academic interest and as a guideline for volunteer work. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Feb 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Help my sister find something awesome to do with her time

Junior in high school wants to do something "meaningful and impressive." She likes the intersection of science + culture/society + writing/journalism. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jingle on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Quit my job and join Americorps?

I'm thinking of quitting my job to join Americorps, a program where you volunteer for a non-profit for a year and get paid a small living stipend. Am I completely out of my mind? Here's my background. I graduated from a small liberal arts college with a degree in a social science about 6 years ago and took an office job just to be able to pay my student loans and get health insurance. [more inside]
posted by aka_anon on Jan 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Post-college volunteer opportunities?

Post-college volunteer programs besides Americorps? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jan 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find a a concern that can use me

What should I do now? I have no job, no child, no B.A., no debt, no mortgage, am female and am in my 40s. Help me see the possibilities! I have both no idea and every idea. [more inside]
posted by goofyfoot on Dec 30, 2011 - 21 answers

Activity-less in Seattle

What are some good social clubs / activities / volunteer-type things in the Seattle metropolitan area? I want to make more friends. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best volunteering?

How can I best evaluate volunteer opportunities? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Nov 18, 2011 - 8 answers

LGBT-related volunteering in NYC?

What are some volunteer opportunities in NYC that involve working with the LGBT community? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Oct 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Fast and loose volunteer management

Jumping jesus on a pogo stick, we need a free volunteer management app. [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Oct 3, 2011 - 7 answers

One Week Paid Time off Work - What Should I Do?

What is a great, inexpensive experience I could do for one week? [more inside]
posted by jmugrapler on Sep 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I already work for you for free!

Can you help me navigate a conflict situation regarding differing expectations for my responsibilities as a volunteer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 - 23 answers

Shifting into research - how?

Are there any options for getting research lab experience long after completing my undergrad degree? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Aug 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Volunteer or work full-time while completing a dissertation?

Do I do the smart thing or the desired thing? Volunteering at a place I love (with no money) or getting a full-time job (with money)...while working on a dissertation. Part-time jobs that pay a livable wage are few and far between, apparently. [more inside]
posted by amyshmamy on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Themes for activities for kids day camp

I've been asked to brainstorm for themes in which I can run a weekly or twice-weekly activity for an urban day camp for kids. Please help me come up with ideas! [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 answers

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