Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Finding the Right Opportunity

Sarnia Gives is about connecting people and organizations and we put a lot of thought in to how to do that. The searches that we came up with are the heart of our website, www.sarniagives.com.

Knowing that you can search for volunteer opportunities is a great thing, but having inside tips on how to make the search work to the best of its ability is even better. So, we’ve put together some instructions and tips for community members looking to give back to Sarnia-Lambton.

To find your ideal volunteer opportunity, you can utilize one of our two search methods:
  1. Use the Criteria Search to find opportunities based on Interests, Skills and Location within Lambton County. 
  2. Use the Map Search to find opportunities that are in your neighbourhood or close to school.
All opportunities listed on SarniaGives.com provide you with the basic volunteer requirements, a description of the position and contact information for the organization.


CRITERIA SEARCH
  • Go to www.sarniagives.com
  • Click on the “Opportunities” heading on the menu and select “Criteria Search”
  • Select the Interests, Skills and Locations that you are interested in
  • Once you have finished, click “Search”
  • Your results will be divided into categories based on the Search Criteria. The results you see at the top of the list are your best matches.
  • To view the details of an opportunity, click “View Opportunity”

MAP SEARCH
  • Go to www.sarniagives.com 
  • Click on the “Opportunities” heading on the menu and select “Map Search” 
  • Input your address and the distance you are willing to travel 
  • Once you have finished, click “Submit Query” 
  • Your results will appear as pins on a map. If you hover over a pin it will show you the number of opportunities available at that location. Clicking on a pin will give you a preview of the opportunities. 
  • To view the details of an opportunity, click “View Opportunity”

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