-Consider why you want to volunteer.
-Choose an organization that is meaningful to you
-Look for an organization or activity in your area or community
-Seek out an organization and tasks within it that suit your skills and interests
-Get to know others in the organization and how the group supports volunteers
-Explain your own background and preferences to those in charge.
-Get started and ask too many questions
-Get training. If your organization has a formal orientation or training, attend it
-Try not to give up