Here at Nature of Sound Headquarters, we often get asked, “what is volunteering for Nature of Sound like?” This article dives into that topic.
Although the sound we make comes together in harmony, our workflow starts and ends with Discord. Discord is our virtual volunteer hub—the place where volunteers and staff can connect. Discord actually makes working together across departments fun. Volunteers have resources and support right at their fingertips. We depend on a safe and creative environment. One where volunteers’ contributions are recognized. That’s what Discord makes possible for Nature of Sound Introduction Students and young adults have specific needs and interests. These needs can make volunteering hard. They might not be aware of opportunities close by. Students might be strapped for time. Young adults typically don’t have many resources to commit either. The data shows a correlation between volunteering and employment outcomes for college students and recent graduates. volunteering provides valuable experiences and skills students and recent graduates more competitive in the job market People with volunteering experience have a lower unemployment rate.1 Program Mission Nature of Sound connects you with volunteer opportunities that are individually tailored to you. We make it easier for students and community members to impact their neighborhood and personal career.
Our goals are:
To increase engagement: We want to make volunteering a rewarding experience for the community. Our organization gets volunteers engaged and motivated by aligning them with opportunities that suit them.
To serve the community: We change lives by meeting volunteers where they are. We show up where they are mentally, physically and artistically. We give them the confidence to do the important work of change.
To provide valuable skills and experiences: Our program offers personalized volunteer opportunities to assist students in developing their personal and professional growth.
We think our program can help students and community members make a difference and get experience in an area they're interested in. When we create a customized volunteer program, it makes volunteering better for everyone involved. It can also help organizations work better together to reach their goals and create positive change in the world.
Onboarding: Personalized Volunteer Experience
Discord enables a personalized volunteer experience by assigning various roles that match your interests and skills. We pair our volunteers with industry experts, allowing them to learn and grow in their chosen field while making a meaningful impact. Students and young adults can get involved with our organization in different ways, like through schools, community groups, or our online platform, Discord. The platform helps us match volunteers with opportunities that fit their needs and interests. Our group wants your volunteer work to be meaningful and have an impact, which is why we pair our volunteers with experts in their chosen field.
Check out: Personalizing the volunteer experience through Discord: Revolutionizing Volunteering We provide a step by step process of how our onboarding process works after you join our discord server. Learn more about discord below.
Why Discord? Discord is a communication platform that is popular among gamers and other communities. It offers a variety of features, including voice and text chat, screen sharing, and video calls. Typically, Discord servers organize around specific communities, such as gaming, hobbies, or interests, and users can join these servers to participate in discussions, share content, and collaborate on projects. Discord also has many moderation and security features to help keep communities safe and organized. Users can access Discord through a desktop or mobile application and a web browser without downloading anything. Discord is free to use with the option of an upgrade, which is a paid subscription for additional features. There are several reasons why volunteering on Discord can be a unique experience and why you should consider doing it.
Make a difference: You can make a positive impact in the world at your leisure when the time fits by volunteering virtually on Discord from anywhere in the world and contributing to causes you care about.
Learn New Skills: Volunteering can be a great way to learn new skills and traits, such as getting hands on experience in your field, improved communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Growth Experience: We foster an entrepreneurial design culture among our volunteers so that creative solutions in paired with leadership and passion. See what it takes to master your destiny.
Make Lifelong Friends: Volunteering can be a great way to meet people with similar interests and values. We are dedicated to curating a community that is inclusive.
Have Fun: Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience, and volunteering on Discord allows you to do good while having fun and being part of a supportive community.
Feel Good: Volunteering can provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment, which helps you feel good about yourself and the positive impacts you make in the world.
We can’t all donate big amounts of money. We can’t all travel to volunteer. But you can get all the benefits of volunteering by building a personalized volunteer experience. A program that fits into your life today And teaches you the skills to step into tomorrow. Volunteering provides experience that makes you attractive to hiring managers once you graduate. Volunteering develops valuable skills like communication teamwork and problem-solving. It demonstrates your commitment to making a difference
How to Join Discord
To join Discord, follow these steps:
Visit the Discord website and click the “Download” button to download the Discord app.
Install the Discord app on your computer or mobile device.
Launch the Discord app and click the “Create an Account” button.
Enter your email address and create a password to create your account.
Verify your email address by clicking the link from the email Discord sends you.
Once you set up your account, you can join our server by simply visiting discord.gg/invite/volunteer
Volunteer for Nature of Sound
Here’s how to apply to volunteer:
Open the Google Form by clicking “Sign up” on our website by clicking on the provided link.
Fill in the form fields with your personal information, such as your name, email address, and phone number.
Answer any questions that are on the form. These may include questions about your availability, skills and qualifications, and motivations for volunteering.
Review your responses to make sure they are accurate and complete.
Submit the form by clicking on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.
After your application is submitted join our Discord Server.
Be thorough and honest when filling out your volunteer application. Volunteer organizations have to plan carefully and use their resources as efficiently as possible. You want to make sure it’s a good fit.
The CNCS reports only 25% of Americans volunteer regularly and many don't do what interests them.
Our nonprofit will help US students and community members find meaningful volunteer work that fits their talents and interests. People who want to make a difference have trouble finding opportunities to use their skills and grow. We'll provide them with chances to challenge themselves and find purpose.
Many stay uninvolved in their communities, unable to get the training and knowledge they need to pursue their dreams. This hurts everyone, as charities may miss out on the help and ideas of these people.
The data we used to create our Program Proposal is from The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.