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.
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!
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.
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
What's the best way to ask people to do what they say they will do and to answer emails? [more inside]
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]
I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
Volunteering with youth - criminal background check deal breakers? [more inside]
Volunteering abroad; three week Supply-Chain-project filter [more inside]
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]
What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
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!
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]
Volunteering in Tanzania? [more inside]
Can you think of volunteer projects that would make good use of the skills of a jack of all (academic) trades? [more inside]
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]
Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where would I look for charitable volunteer SEM opportunities? [more inside]
Have you or anyone you know ever been a United Nations Volunteer? What is it like? [more inside]
Know any good LGBT organizations in the Seattle area to volunteer at?
Help me sort out the best way to approach language preservation, as an academic interest and as a guideline for volunteer work. [more inside]
Junior in high school wants to do something "meaningful and impressive." She likes the intersection of science + culture/society + writing/journalism. Ideas? [more inside]
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]
Post-college volunteer programs besides Americorps? [more inside]
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]
What are some good social clubs / activities / volunteer-type things in the Seattle metropolitan area? I want to make more friends. [more inside]
How can I best evaluate volunteer opportunities? [more inside]
What are some volunteer opportunities in NYC that involve working with the LGBT community? [more inside]
Jumping jesus on a pogo stick, we need a free volunteer management app. [more inside]
What is a great, inexpensive experience I could do for one week? [more inside]
Can you help me navigate a conflict situation regarding differing expectations for my responsibilities as a volunteer? [more inside]
Are there any options for getting research lab experience long after completing my undergrad degree? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I actually decide whether to go back to school and become a psychotherapist? Is there anyplace in NYC where I could get some hands-on experience to help me decide if I want to do this? [more inside]
In what cases is it worthwhile, career-wise to take a certificate (e.g., non-degree) program in an issue that interests you and you'd like to work in? I am looking in particular at the Food Security program at Ryerson. [more inside]
What kinds of volunteer opportunities provide significant interaction with other volunteers? (And any suggestions for specific organizations in the DC area?) [more inside]
Chicago filter: Where can I take 120 13-year-olds to do a service day in June? [more inside]
My company is encouraging employees to participate in community service activities by allowing us up to two full days to volunteer during work hours. What would be an appropriate activity for a small group to do together? [more inside]
How do you get on a nonprofit organization's board of directors? [more inside]
I would like to volunteer at an organization that is committed to cleaning up the Pacific Gyre. I live in Vancouver. I am not interested in "awareness" or eco-tour style ventures, only organizations that are doing concrete, actual things that might need a hand. [more inside]
Which organized international child welfare/protection/rights agencies could use a volunteer lawyer? [more inside]
How do I help an organization that is in over its head when I am losing respect for the people (ok, one person in particular!) who run it? [more inside]
What are some PVO/NGO that will enable me to volunteer in the relief effort in Japan? (I am willing to pay for my own air fare/accommodations/etc). Also, in terms of training, what are some programs or certifications that will help train/prepare me for going overseas?