Whether you’re a bubbly social person ready to dive headfirst into the local program and engage in community tasks or you’re a bit more laid back and prefer helping out behind the
scenes of a program, it doesn’t really matter.
There’s a place for every community volunteer who has a social mindset and wants to contribute to improving the education and medical care in local communities.
We made an overview of personality traits that are highly appreciated in volunteers and may help you decide whether these programs are for you:
- a social mindset
- good communication skills
- the ability to be a part of a team
- the capacity to think on your feet and stay calm in stressful situations
- imagination and creativity
- problem-solving ability
- good organizational and time management skills
- a non-judgmental approach and respect for diversity
- a professional attitude to engage yourself in tasks
- a strong regard for health and safety
- eagerness to travel
- good physical health
Though it’s not required for a community volunteer to tick all the boxes, it’s a good guideline to take into account while considering whether you want to volunteer for a community
Keep in mind that you will be confronted with some difficult situations during your volunteer adventure. Emotionally sensitive volunteers should be aware that this can be challenging at
times and should read some reviews from former volunteers. However, rest assured that the positive emotions will far outweigh the negative ones during this once in a lifetime experience!
Not all projects require specific qualifications but some of them may be looking for a person with experience in the field. You will find a short description of qualifications
which could be useful when applying for certain community service opportunities, below: