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Things to Ask Before Volunteering

What do you need to ask when you have finally narrowed down your options and found places you would love to volunteer?

  • Is there an age requirement?
  • Is there a minimum time commitment?
  • Is there a required background investigation, orientation, training, etc.?
  • How long will I need to wait before starting to volunteer?
  • Can I bring friends or family along to help?
  • Are any special skills required?
  • What would a typical day of volunteering be like?
  • Is there a previous or current volunteer who can share his/her experience?