Summer is winding down and the somewhat relaxed pace of the season is getting shelved until next year. For volunteers of all ages, if you’ve been giving back this summer it can be challenging to keep with it when school and work heat up again. Here at VolunteerSquare we've put together three simple tips that may help you stay involved.
Keep Your Volunteer Agency in the Loop
As we’ve discussed, agencies understand that many people work and go to school full time. We’ve also talked about the fact that communication is key. Letting your volunteer coordinator know about your busy times, especially during the school year, will help your agency keep everything moving smoothly and find people to fill in if you can’t be available.
Volunteer On Weekends
Students and adults who have free time on weekends are welcomed with open arms by volunteer agencies. Check out our website for some opportunities that take place predominantly on weekends or are even weekend exclusive. Even better, contact the agency through our job board to see if you can arrange weekend volunteering yourself. The Westport Country Playhouse is already looking for help with a weekend performance or two this fall.
Volunteer At Specific Events
Sometimes you just can’t commit to a certain number of hours per week. That's OK. Have you considered volunteering at one-day events as an alternative? VolunteerSquare always has volunteer openings for the latest Fairfield County volunteer events, and usually our partner agencies post these events with enough time for you to plan ahead - like the Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure in May of 2014!
With just a little effort, we know that you can still keep volunteering as part of your life when summer ends. You can always find out the latest on VolunteerSquare.com and be sure to sign up for our free e-alerts so we can let you know about volunteer projects in Connecticut that interest you most.