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What is a good job and/or volunteer choice for an ambivert autistic woman?

I am a young autistic woman and I need some volunteer opportunities. I do not like dealing with young children under age 10. volunteer job

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Kelsey’s Answer

Hi Abigail,

How do you feel about animals? Many animal shelters look for volunteers to help take care of the animals. It looks like
shelteronthehill.org has volunteers.

Are you a crafty person? Homeless shelters are always looking for mittens, hats, and blankets. I like to knit things throughout the year to donate during the winter months.

Do you enjoy working with others? You could serve food at a homeless shelter.

Hospitals are always looking for volunteers as well and churches are a good place to look for volunteer opportunities.

If you have something specific in mind feel free to reach out and I can help you with a targeted search to find the right opportunity!

Kelsey recommends the following next steps:

Decide if you are looking for something long term or something one-off
Ask yourself: "Where do I want to make the biggest difference?"
Look at local churches and schools for listed volunteer opportunities
Hit the web. Volunteer Match looks like a website that will match your interests with local volunteering opportunities
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Angie’s Answer

Hello Stefan,
There are a lot of great places to volunteer your time that aren't related to children. I recommend finding a place that relates to your interests. There are a lot of animal shelters that need volunteers to help walk dogs and clean the shelter. There are also places that focus on helping families or adults with different services. I would suggest finding a field that you are passionate about and look into what non-profits in your area align with that. If you are not sure what nonprofits are in your area, a simple search for "nonprofits in my area" to see what is out there.

Angie recommends the following next steps:

Google search "nonprofit in my area"
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stefan’s Answer

Hi Abigail,
You may have to try different volunteer opportunities before you find one that fits you best. Start with opportunities that interest you. Consider those even if they seem too difficult or even if you feel you may not be fully qualified. There is usually training or orientation for new volunteers. If it doesn't fit or work out, you can always try something different. Volunteering can be opportunity to learn new skills and learn more about yourself. Keep learning and good luck!
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