Getting the most out of volunteering
Make sure you know what’s expected
A position description is usually available for your volunteer role, outlining the expectations of your position, including training and offering support.
You want to make sure that the experience is right for your skills and your time commitments. Keep an open relationship with the volunteer coordinator providing regular feedback to them is valuable and important for both you and the organisation.
The best volunteer experiences benefit both the volunteer and the organisation. If you’re not enjoying yourself, ask yourself why. Is it the tasks you’re performing? The people you’re working with? Pinpointing what’s bothering you can help you decide how to proceed
Don’t be afraid to make a change
Many organisations are understanding and flexible and often provide a 1-3 month ‘trial’ in your role to see if there is a ‘fit’ for both you and the organisation. If you’re not happy with your current role or tasks talk to the organisation about changing your focus or look for a different organisation that’s a better fit. Impact Volunteering are happy to refer you to another position.
Interested in volunteering?
Get in touch with the Impact Volunteering Referral Desk to find out more and to book an appointment.
Monday – Wednesday
9 am – 4 pm
60 Playne Street
Frankston VIC 3199
03 9770 6492