Volunteering: It's not just for college students and recent grads

Volunteers are commonly perceived as young and inexperienced individuals who are eager to make a difference. While some volunteers fall into this category, it doesn't quite encompass the many volunteers — and volunteering needs — out there. Yesterday, Devex hosted a webinar with United Nations Volunteers, and many participants were surprised to learn that volunteering is not just for recent grads, but in fact most U.N. opportunities require significant amount of experience and technical expertise.

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  • Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.