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Volunteer Service Learning

A unique way to get "work experience" while you are in school is by volunteering for a nonprofit organization. Our community has many needs that aren't served by companies in the business world. We meet those needs through the generous donation of time, effort and money of our citizens.

Where you may struggle to find a paying position in your field while you are in school, volunteer needs are huge and can give you experiences that will be directly relevant to your career objective.

A few of examples:

  • A student who plans to be a teacher and wants classroom experience can volunteer as a teacher's aide.
  • A business major studying accounting can help a charity organization with their bookkeeping.
  • A student who wants to go into the health field can volunteer at the local hospital or for a local health fair.
  • A Criminal Justice student can volunteer for the Sheriff's Search and Rescue organization in most counties, including Jackson and Josephine.

Most of us have been helped by other people at one time of another. Volunteering and learning through community service is a great way to show compassion, learn new skills and secure future recommendation letters that will give you an edge at an interview.

Here is a link to one of the websites for volunteer opportunities:

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius