There are many opportunities available in the nonprofit sector, and this program explores these opportunities. The nonprofit sector can include jobs at community organizations, nongovernment associations, advocacy groups, charities and other nonprofits. Three people with a passion for their careers are highlighted in this program: Erica who works at a mental health service, Gillian who works at an eco-warrior nonprofit, and Damon who works at a radio station in an on-air role. The video highlights the fact that there are a variety of jobs available at nonprofit organizations such as tech support, PR, and others. The benefits of volunteering at nonprofits are highlighted although the goal is to get a paying job. Volunteering can be used to get valuable experience prior to getting a job at a nonprofit. A worksheet is included in this program and can be viewed on the internet. (17 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
What Is a Non-Profit Organization? (06:09) The causes or issues that are supported by nonprofits are often outlined in their mission statements. There are other nonprofits that work as community interest groups.
Link Your Passion to Your Career (04:22) When you link your passion and career together your work can feel much more meaningful, you can have better community involvement, higher job satisfaction, better career and skills developments, and many other benefits.
Careers in Non-Profit Organizations(05:20) Starting off as a volunteer for a nonprofit can result in paid work and can be a great way to get experience at the nonprofit you are interested in working for. There are a wide range of different skills needed to run a nonprofit.