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Description

Volunteers are responsible for providing a wide range of services for organizations. They belong to different age groups and are connected by a common interest to help the society. These workers may perform their duties in the office, out in the community, or a combination of the two modalities. There are different job opportunities for persons in this area, such as working with kids to tutor them in specific subjects, visiting homes for elderly people and having conversations with them, or helping in a homeless shelter.

Volunteers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Dispensing food at a food bank.
• Taking care of children.
• Helping elderly people.
• Preserving wildlife.
• Teaching lessons about specific subjects.

Skills

• Having problem-solving skills.
• Being patient.
• Having interest in providing humanitarian services.
• Being able to travel to a variety of locations.
• Having excellent communication skills.
• Being creative.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being tactful.
• Having teamwork skills.
• Being able to handle a large work load.

Education

There are no specific academic qualification requirements to be a Volunteer. Though some organizations demand professionals or people having training programs related to this field. Requirements for these jobs vary according to employers, but they generally need applicants being over sixteen or eighteen years old and having basic knowledge in data entry, computer skills, and cardio pulmonary resuscitation training. Organizations usually undergo background and fingerprint checks in order to verify criminal history of candidates. Volunteering is a suitable are for people who want to gain relevant experience for other jobs.

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