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Expand Your Network - Volunteer


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This presentation is aimed at job seekers in northern Virginia. It identifies the benefits of volunteering while unemployed as well as how to pursue volunteer work.

This presentation is aimed at job seekers in northern Virginia. It identifies the benefits of volunteering while unemployed as well as how to pursue volunteer work.

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  • 1. Expand Your Network! - Volunteer Presentation by Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, Volunteer Arlington
  • 2. Mission Volunteer Arlington promotes civic engagement and active volunteer participation to meet local needs and enrich the lives of Arlingtonians.
  • 3. Volunteer Arlington:
      • Connects people with opportunities to serve
      • Builds the capacity for effective local volunteering
      • Promotes volunteering
      • Participates in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet local community needs
  • 4. Programs & Services
      • Online Volunteer Connection
      • Online Resources and Outreach 
        • website, Facebook, e-communications
      • Volunteer Manager Resources 
        • Arlington Volunteer Roundtable, Volunteer Arlington Network
      • Volunteer Resource Center 
      • One on One Matching and Assistance (by appointment)
      • Disaster Volunteer Planning and Management
      • Targeted Outreach 
        • 20s/30s, Multicultural, and 50+ volunteers
      • Annual County Government Volunteer Recognition
  • 5. Why Volunteer?
      • Win-win situation
        • Get to know your community
        • Learn new skills, have new experiences
        • Expand your network
        • Improve your health
        • Have a voice. Make a difference.  See an impact.
  • 6. “ The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: ‘Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.’” - Ivan Scheier
  • 7. Volunteering and the Faith Community
    • 2009 Volunteering in America Study
    •   - 39% of Virginians volunteer through religious organizations
    • McLean Bible Church
    •     - Food Pantry
    • - Clothing Shop
    • - Financial Counseling
    • - Career Network
    • - City Impact
  • 8. Volunteering While Job Searching
    • Skills and Experience
    • Customize your resume
    • Be Picky
    • Be clear and up front about what you are looking for and what you have to offer
    •     - commitment level both now and after you get paid employment
    • Share your resume and job search
    • Interview practice
    • If you have time, divide it up between a few different organizations
    • Do not over commit - you still need time to job search!
  • 9. Using the Online Volunteer Connection
  • 10. Website
  • 11. Online Volunteer Connection
  • 12. Search You can also do an advanced search
  • 13. Calendar Search opportunities by date
  • 14. Arlington BoardMatch Browse Board Positions at Local Non Profits
  • 15. Donations Hotlink Post items you have to donate or search for needed items
  • 16. Get Connected!
      • Register
      • Create a Saved Search
      • Friend us on Facebook
      • Subscribe to Calendar and / or opportunity feeds using a Reader
  • 17. Register Create a Volunteer Account
  • 18. Saved Search Create a saved search based on your interests, skills, and availability
  • 19. Connect on Facebook Friend Volunteer Arlington on Facebook to get the latest news and links
  • 20. Subscribe to Calendar or Opportunities Use RSS feeds and a reader to subscribe
  • 21. Thank You [email_address] 3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300-B Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 228-1760