Searching an On-line Database Using On-line Tools to Find Volunteer Positions
On-line Volunteer Database Helping Agencies and People Find Each Other AGENCIESPEOPLE We need volunteers!We want to volunteer! How can they find each other?
On-line Volunteer Database Helping Agencies and People Find Each Other AgenciesPeople We need volunteers!We want to volunteer! • On-line Database: • Agencies PUT IN information about what they need, in a way that’s easy to “search” • People SEARCH FOR information about what they want • People APPLY for positions they want • Agencies SELECT (“hire”) people that fit
Searching for what you want • You don’t want to read hundreds of volunteer position descriptions. • Tutor 3rd graders, Bloomington, a.m. • Care for animals, Minneapolis, Sat. • Deliver campaign lit, St. Paul, evenings • Greet hospital visitors, Woodbury • … • 954. Repair homes, days, summer only
Filter • You only want to read those that fit your interests, skills and availability. • You enter “filters” (also called criteria or preferences). • EXAMPLE: • medical field • weekends • no more than 10 miles from my home
Narrowed search • When you use filters, it “refines” the search and gives you only those that fit for you. • Greet hospital visitors, Woodbury, Sat.-Sun. • 23. Play games with nursing home residents, evenings/weekends, St. Paul • 422. Help with filing in community clinic, varied, Minneapolis • 579. Educate youth about risks of smoking, Sat., St. Paul
More information • Read the title of each volunteer position. • Click on each position that interests you. • You’ll get more information about the position and how to apply.
Getting the position • Find a position you want. • Apply on-line or contact the agency directly. • They will usually interview you. • You can also ask questions of them. • If it’s a good fit, you’re “hired”!