Skills-based volunteering is leverages the specialized education, talent or experience of individuals to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to better meet the needs of the community. In today’s world where more is expected with fewer resources, volunteers with specific skills are in high demand. Volunteers can also use their skills-based projects for their own portfolio of work experiences.
Skill-based volunteerism includes:
With the right balance of opportunity and need, the financial impact that skills-based volunteering provides a nonprofit is invaluable. And the act of sharing highly sought after skills for social good is the essence of what it means to give back.
To learn more about Skills-Based Volunteering, either as a volunteer or as an agency seeking help, contact the Bergen Volunteer Center.