Deciding to become a volunteer is an important moment in your life. You're ready to dedicate your time and energy to other human beings. Volunteering is a commitment, so before you sign up, look at your schedule to determine how much time you can give each month. It's important to know in advance what you are and are not willing to do.
Once you've figured out your time limits, search the Volunteers of America services to determine the best match for your skills and passions. There are seemingly endless opportunities for volunteerism. If you're not sure how to help but still want to be involved, call your local office to speak with someone who can guide you in the right direction.
Roughly 80,000 volunteers worked with Volunteers of America in 2007 [source: Volunteers of America]. There are a variety of weekly, monthly and short-term projects, depending on your time constraints. From serving a hot meal to helping someone reenter society after prison, you can choose your level of involvement and cater the experience to your needs, too.
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