/ Asked by Rachel
I want to add more volunteer experience to my resume-- where do I begin looking? How do I found out about available opportunities or places that need volunteers? I'm not sure where to start!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This is a great idea and you are going about it in the right way!  Find something you are passionate about and enjoy doing, helping children, cleaning up your city, building houses, or assisting the elderly, then find organizations that support your passion.  There are also causes that you may have a deep connection with and those organizations are often looking for volunteers to help with events or administrative opportunities.  You can also reach out to your local chamber  of commerce for city volunteer opportunities. Enjoy your time giving back! 
Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Contacting your local United Way organization is a great place to start.  You can go online to www.unitedway.org and find your local united way as well as look at the volunteer opportunities available.  Their database will include the organization that is requesting help, the type of volunteers needed and the contact information for the coordinator.  If you are a person who likes to participate in faith based organizations you can contact the house of worship you attend for ideas and suggestions as well.  
Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's great that you are seeking ways to volunteer and build up your experience! One suggestion I have is to really stand out is research companies you desire to work at and see which volunteer organizations they support. For example, if a company attends yearly events or partners with community groups that seek volunteers. Once you do that research, begin reaching out to those volunteer organizations so you can start branding yourself as someone who volunteers at similar places to the companies. 
Answered by Jamie, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Thursday, October 22, 2015
A great place to start is to reach out to your local United Way chapter.  They partner with many non-profit organizations around the country and can help you find a great fit for your interests. Good luck!
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