Do you think of yourself as a volunteer? You should. You are one. Americans volunteer for friends, for causes, for needs or because they are asked—at the rate of 7.9 billion hours per year. How did you decide to “help out”? Did you prepare for your ‘volunteer job’ as thoroughly as you did your ‘real job’? Volunteering for the GENIUS will take you on a journey through the historical roots of volunteerism, how to understand yourself and your volunteer goals and where to find the very best fit for you.
In Volunteering for the GENIUS you will find:
- How volunteerism developed in other countries
- How volunteering has developed in the United States
- Your personal volunteer life now
- How to figure out what you really want to do as a volunteer
- Where to find the best opportunities for you
- How to get involved at all levels: local, regional, national or international
- What to expect from the charity for which you work
- What the charity can expect from you
- How to be prepared for all kinds of situations
- Your ethical and legal rights and obligations
You spend a lot of your life helping others in one way or another. Make sure you take the time and do the research to ensure your time and talents are appreciated and used effectively. Arnold provides countless resources and suggestions from her more than 55 years of volunteer involvement. This is a fun must-read for anyone interested in a rich volunteer life!