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Volunteer

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERING SECTOR

A volunteer is someone who offers their skills and services freely to make an impact in the community. Doing volunteering work can provide volunteers a sense of purpose, find new skills, and potentially advance one’s career path. Volunteering also provides a good opportunity to meet new people and develop relationships while increase one’s social networks. Since volunteering can be a big commitment, finding the right volunteering opportunity is vital in achieving success for both the volunteer and the organization.

QUESTION INTENT

Although a volunteer placement might be easier to obtain in comparison to paid employment, employers will still be asking the same type of questions you would expect for any Non Profit Organization.

Why are you interested in volunteering with our organization?


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What are some of the benefits and challenges with volunteering?


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You will be working with other volunteers who don’t receive any compensation for what they do. How do you motivate/reward them?


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How do you like to be rewarded or recognized for your contributions?


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Why do you choose to volunteer?


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How would you balance your volunteer commitment with your other school/work/life commitments?


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What amount of time do you have available to contribute to our organization?


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Can you tell me about an aspect of a volunteer experience that you've really enjoyed, and a part that you wish had been different.


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Are you interested in an ongoing project, a short-term project, or a one-time project?


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