Volunteers provide their time and work on a variety of different tasks, depending on the organization they volunteer for. Many of these tasks include marketing and fundraising, administrative duties, and team projects. The hours for this job vary and can be full or part-time, depending on the position and how many hours the volunteer can provide. The location of the job can vary also, such as fundraising at outdoor events or administrative work in an office environment. This job is well suited to people who are passionate about the cause they work for, are great communicators, love working as part of a team, and have a positive energy and personality.
Volunteers perform a variety of duties depending on the organization they work for. Based on job listings we analyzed, a volunteer’s responsibilities typically involve:
Helping with Marketing Efforts Volunteers promote the cause they work for by helping with marketing campaigns. This can include creating posters, setting up for events, and updating blogs or websites with new information to help encourage people to attend.
Providing Information to the Public
Volunteers speak to the public over the phone, email, or in person to answer any questions they may have and to provide as much information as possible about the cause.
Working with Other Volunteers on Projects
Volunteers work closely with other people on projects towards shared targets, or creating activity plans.
Motivating Others to Get Involved
Volunteers are key in motivating others to get involved with the cause at hand, such as encouraging them to donate money or to sign up to fundraising events.
Keeping Accurate Records
Volunteers are responsible for keeping up-to-date records where necessary and supplying these records or reports to higher members of the organization on a regular basis.
Volunteers need to be empathetic, great communicators, and comfortable working as part of a team towards shared goals and targets. There is no formal requirement to become a volunteer, but the following skills are beneficial:
There is no formal requirement to become a volunteer and different organizations will have their own specific requirements for what skills applicants should have. It is beneficial to have skills or previous experience related to the field the position is in. Volunteers are subjected to background checks.