The landscape of volunteering has changed since the ushering in of 21st century technology—and for the better. While community-based volunteering was at one time limited to lending help in local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other on-site opportunities, the proliferation of information and digital media has allowed non-profits to expand the scope of their projects and has opened up realms of volunteerism that had, at one point, never before existed.
In an age where we are more connected than ever, volunteers now have the capacity to provide a whole new range of services—many of them from the comforts of home. Thanks to tools like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, or any of the other digital tools used to run successful brand awareness, crowdsourcing, and fundraising campaigns, professionals can employ their expertise to assist NGOs meet their respective goals, all while building on experiences that they can snugly nestle into their resumes.
At HavServe, our network of volunteers have lent their time to contribute to many of the campaigns we’ve established to help bring greater attention and care to empowering communities in rural Haiti. We’ve welcomed a host of bloggers, graphic designers, social media experts, and authorities in the field of communications to help build our team and raise funds for our on-site programs. From behind your computer screen, your services can help connect the world to our mission, so that HavServe can help rural Haitian villages meet the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
If you have access to the internet, you have access to make contributions to the world around you—and we believe the difference you make can also make a difference on your resume. HavServe’s constantly on the hunt for motivated, passionate, and caring professionals—so if you think you can contribute to our team, put your fingers to your keyboard and contact us about the opportunities we can offer you, and what you can offer us.
If you HAVE, you too can SERVE.
Blogger: Andrew Blake – blogger, writer, editor.