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Hey everyone,

I'm just wondering if anyone has taken to volunteering with local organisations after their move? I'm waiting for my green card and I'm really, REALLY bored so I'd love to spend some of my time volunteering ...

If anyone has any advice/experience/etc I'd love to hear it!

Thanks! :thumbs:

Ali


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Hey everyone,

I'm just wondering if anyone has taken to volunteering with local organisations after their move? I'm waiting for my green card and I'm really, REALLY bored so I'd love to spend some of my time volunteering ...

If anyone has any advice/experience/etc I'd love to hear it!

Thanks! :thumbs:

Ali

My wife is actually volunteering at this language center.. helping other immigrants.. there are other non-profit organizations that have open doors for volunteer workers


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I suggest a coupla things for 'getting out' as well -

join yer local toastmasters guild (see http://www.toastmasters.org ) - you'll make some new friends, many of whom will know about job opportunities, which you might seek later.

look up yer local chamber of commerce, talk to the director or secretary, sign up to volunteer at the local events - then note most of the ppl you meet there, are small business owners, good contacts to have should you decide to set up a small business that serves some need for them.

hospitals have established volunteer programs - also the local library (meet n greet yer local librarian, a fount of knowledge )

There SHOULD BE a local 'united way agency' close to you - hook up with them - as they maintain the list of all of the charitable organizations in your area, can give that list to you as well.

Finally, hit up the larger churches in your area, they have 'special interest' volunteer opportunities, as well.

Good Luck !


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My husband has done volunteer work basically the entire time he has been here. He bought something off of eBay about two months after he got here that turned out to be from a local IT charity organization. He asked to volunteer and has been helping out there ever since.

Employers really seem to dig it, FWIW. It helped him get the job he has now.

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