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After a decades long history of helping nonprofits find the right talent and helping job-seekers connect with meaningful missions, The Nonprofit Center is closing its jobsite.  Findnonprofitjobs.org will suspend operation as of 12/31/19, yielding to an abundance of national job search websites that are meeting that need.  We thank  you for your support and interest throughout the years (from our monthly OppNocs jobs newsletter to today) and urge you to visit lasallenonprofitcenter.org/ for all your capacity building needs. Thank you for your support.

December 1, 2019 is the last day we will be accepting postings. Those posts will run through 12/31/19. Thank you.

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About Volunteers

Do you want to be a volunteer?

Volunteering can be a great source of satisfaction and a learning opportunity, but we recommend you do some reconnaissance before you commit. Most people start by finding a mission that resonates with them. Visit the organization and get a sense of the environment and the people. Be specific about your schedule and the amount of time you are willing to commit and make sure the organization agrees and does the same. Ask for a job description of what you’ll be doing (if the organization doesn’t offer those, that could be a red flag). Find out what training they offer and the supervision/feedback arrangement.

Volunteers are there to serve, but you also are expecting something in return. Be clear about what you want to gain from this relationship so that you can determine if this organization is able to fulfill your expectations.

Is your organization seeking volunteers?

This space is your opportunity to post a job description for volunteer needs your organization has. If you’ve gotten this far, we’re going to assume that you have the basic elements of a volunteer program in place, including job descriptions; orientation and training programs; supervision, feedback and evaluation procedures and recognition/appreciation activities.

For more information about The Nonprofit Center’s collaboration with United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania to offer a Certificate in Volunteer Management, click here.

From the blog

Happy Donors

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 12 December 2019, 8:16 am

So many cultures and faiths teach the adage that it is better to give than receive.  While it is done to encourage selflessness while helping those less fortunate.  Research indicates, however, that giving isn’t quite the selfless act we think it is, in that is also beneficial to the giver. Giving both time and money actually ratchet ups a giver’s oxytocin (the “compassion hormone”), as well as endorphins and dopamine, producing what some refer to as the “donor’s high” (akin to a runner’s high).  People who donate, regardless of their motivation (genuine altruism or moral whitewashing, and every other reason,.

Read the full post.