I wonder if you volunteer. Are you likely to?

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Conducted and composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update March 4, 2021. With assistance from Michael Acacius Hunt™, the Lord Volunteer of the Protectorate™, who has not done one ounce of volunteering. 'Never Volunteer' is the Army Code.


What's my propensity to volunteer?

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1. Likelihood 2. Propensity for routine 3. Description Michael Acacius Hunt™ Comments
1 - Director - ESTJ Somewhat likely. Does not like routine and often delegates routine chores to someone else. Wants to be valued and a useful member of their community so it is often rewarding to do some sort of volunteer work. They want to be seen as someone who makes a difference, since they do care about being able to help out and be appreciated for this. While they work hard in their daily lives they can certainly benefit from helping others and being someone who provides for people in need. They will feel like a useful member of their community and so this will make volunteer work rewarding for them.
Bring your talent for organizing projects and people to the YMCA. If your passion is sport, consider becoming a Youth Basketball Coach or Soccer Coach. Get involved in the world of sustainable fashion. They may have a variety of exciting leadership roles to choose from. Or help to raise money for at-risk youth at a local charity.
They will soon 'take over' to try to get the others march to the beat of their drum.
2 - Developer - ENTJ Less likely. Does not like routine and often delegates routine chores to someone else. Usually very direct and focussed, who searches for ways to constantly improve. They can become so caught up on their ambition and trying to be efficient and might overlook the chance to volunteer their time. They do like teaching people though and, if they can volunteer in a way which helps others learn and grow, it will be rewarding for them. Deep down they really do enjoy helping people. They just have the find the right volunteer work which does not end up feeling counterproductive.
Look for opportunities that challenge your intellect. With your passion for setting goals and sharing knowledge, you are a perfect fit for assisting 6th to 8th grade students by becoming a volunteer golf coach. No golf experience is required. Or be a Life Skills Co-Partner for a Ministry. Help adults going through a life skills training program by assisting them to budget and set goals. Want to help high school kids prepare for the real world? Bring your knowledge and creativity to the classroom by becoming a Junior Achievement volunteer.
Unlikely to be seen serving in the Op Shop. Would be effective, but too busy.
3 - Results - ESTP Less likely. Does not like routine and often delegates routine chores to someone else. Do not always consider volunteer work, since they can become so caught up in their own thoughts and actions. They focus on helping their loved ones and in living their own lives as well. They are independent people who can become distracted by the things which inspire and excite them. While they might not automatically be drawn to volunteer work, they do enjoy feeling like a useful person who can actually make a difference.
Search for short-term projects that feed your need to learn and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Energetic projects that allow you to move and socialize are a must. Come out for the baseball season. Have fun alongside kids of all abilities. Or help out at the Golf Tournament. Or if you feel like dressing up, volunteer for the Wheels Up Party for Children’s Flight of Hope. All proceeds will help pay for transportation for children with medical needs.
Tend to be too focussed on themselves.
4 - Inspirational - ENTP Less likely. Does not like routine and often delegates routine chores to someone else. Are often very caught up in bouncing around new ideas and exploring different options. Their minds are constantly running through a million different thoughts and ideas and this can be something which keeps them distracted often. They might not consider volunteering, but that does not mean they would not enjoy it. For them it could provide a sense of perspective and connect them with their empathetic traits in a positive way. It can also help them distract themselves from the sometimes negative thoughts which can plague their minds.
Look for fast-paced projects that tap your need for novelty. Why not try a volunteering smorgasbord? Come to A Series of Fortunate Events at Art Access. Help out behind the scenes as they celebrate artists with disabilities. Or come down to the Girls on the Run. Join the convivial atmosphere at the monthly First Friday ArtWalk. Or get kids excited about fun art projects as a Art Teacher Assistant. Looking to enjoy the company of animals and animal lovers alike? Check out an Animal Refuge.
Will help if they have sold their business for $squillion.
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5 - Persuader - ENFJ Likely. Tends to be very talkative and outgoing with people and is normally quite persuasive. Would definitely enjoy volunteer work and they would be rather good at it. They care about helping others, but sometimes they can get caught up in just helping their loved ones. This can cause them to feel like they lack appreciation from those people. Taking some time to volunteer for those truly in need can really feel rewarding. Just knowing that their actions are really making a difference and helping someone who needs it, is going to be rewarding and fulfilling.
Search for leadership opportunities that tap your talent for empathy and sharing knowledge. Harness your passion for leadership as a Career Counselor. Help others on their journey to a new career. Or bring your ability to inspire to a 'Hope Centre'. Serve as a mentor for young parents who were in foster care.
Prime opportunity for them to interfere.
6 - Appraiser - ESFJ Less likely. Tends to be very talkative and outgoing with people and is normally quite persuasive. Will definitely enjoy volunteer work, especially since they are so focussed on helping and providing for others. They care about making a difference in the lives of those around them but they also want to be able to help people who are truly in need. For them, it can deeply enjoyable to volunteer for people who really do need their giving nature, since they will often feel truly useful and appreciated in these types of situations.
Choose projects with a concrete goal. Projects that allow you to socialize are a must. Bring your friendly personality. Volunteer in a community garden or lend your cooking talents. All your efforts will benefit developmentally disabled children and adults. Or bring your talent for teamwork. Work with other volunteers to put together classroom furniture for special needs students. Or socialize with other volunteers as you sort jewelry at the local Community Foundation.
Rarely seen, but can be excellent as a sports coach.
7 - Promoter - ENFP Less likely. Tends to be very talkative and outgoing with people and is normally quite persuasive. Might not find themselves getting into volunteer work, but that does not mean they would not enjoy it. They can become caught up in their own thoughts and lives, searching for things which are inspiring and exciting for them. While they find themselves becoming distracted at times, they would actually benefit from volunteer work. They often care deeply about others and want to be someone who can truly make a difference in the world around them. Volunteering can give them a better perspective and help them feel like they are doing something worthwhile.
Look for projects that allow you to use your natural artistic ability and your gift for gab. Exercise your artistic muscles for an art school; create a tactile and colourful panel for the wall of their new Sensory Garden. You can even work on it at home. Or you can host an exchange student. Share your culture with a foreign student and learn more about their country. It’s sure to make for some scintillating family conversation. Or help a charity raise money for the creative displays. Help bring smiles to children in need of a little fun in their lives.
Good intent, but others will end up doing all of the heavy lifting.
8 - Counselor - ESFP Likely. Tends to be very talkative and outgoing with people and is normally quite persuasive. Are caring people, but they can become focussed on doing their own thing. For them, volunteer work is actually deeply satisfying and leaves them feeling like they have impacted the world around them in a positive manner. They enjoy focussing on the good around them and volunteering can be a chance to make a difference and leave them feeling like they have a accomplished something truly worthwhile. One of the most rewarding things for them would be volunteering at an animal shelter.
Look for projects that offer variety and opportunities to meet new people. You shine when working on a project with others. Bring your outgoing, friendly self to a Community Farm. Learn to build a chicken coop, get your hands dirty planting or create wooden engraved signs. Got an idea for a project? Bring it on. You are at your best when learning a new skill in the company of others. Help install smoke alarms to promote fire preparedness. Bring out your creative side by volunteering as an Art Centre volunteer. Or brighten up a homeless child’s day for The Salvation Army. Help out with homework, share a book or lead some fun activities. Whichever one you choose, you will bring the fun!
Woof, woof.
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9 - Specialist - ISFP Likely. Does not like change, preferring instead to have a set of guidelines from which to follow and will not mind doing the same thing repetitively. They are usually punctual and consistent. Are often deeply caring people, who believe in doing whatever they can to make a difference in the world. For them, volunteer work is an opportunity to make a difference and help people, even if it only means helping a small group for a short time. For them it feels truly good to know that they have done something to improve the world around them. They might enjoy volunteering in a more creative manner, maybe using their own creations and artistic side and volunteering those things.
Consider flexible projects that allow you to work from home or make your own schedule. Want to give kids a positive boost from the comfort of your own home? Pick up your phone and send text messages to kids to help them deal with the stress in their lives. Or volunteer for Beyond the Ribbon with the Pretty in Pink Foundation. Make comfort care bags from the comfort of your own home to help those with breast cancer. Or be a volunteer driver for A Helping Hand. Older adults would enjoy your company as you escort them on shopping trips and appointments.
Cannot lead, so may as well be a useful volunteer.
10 - Investigator - INFJ Likely. Does not like change, preferring instead to have a set of guidelines from which to follow and will not mind doing the same thing repetitively. They are usually punctual and consistent. Would benefit quite a bit from volunteer work, especially if they are feeling caught up inside of their own thoughts. When they spend too much time thinking about themselves and their own lives, it can actually leave them a bit unhappy and they might overthink things in a negative way. They care about others and they care about wanting to make a difference on a larger scale. If they have the opportunity to volunteer and witness their actions actually affect others in need in a positive way, it will be deeply rewarding.
Look for projects that speak to your heart. Your personality is perfect for Farm Day Fun at the Riding Academy. Come and get your boots dirty working on the farm and find out how your work will help at-risk girls. Each volunteer day begins with a tour of the farm and information about how these rescued horses help transform the lives of girls in need. Looking for an ongoing, but flexible opportunity? The Centre for Volunteer Caregiving is looking for someone like you. Be the bright spot in a local senior or disabled person’s day. Looking to garden for a good cause? Help at the Garden Work Day a Ministry. Every vegetable you harvest will be served to one of their patients.
Rare to see in action.
11 - Agent - INFP Likely. Does not like change, preferring instead to have a set of guidelines from which to follow and will not mind doing the same thing repetitively. They are usually punctual and consistent. Might not always find themselves drawn to the idea of volunteering, since they can become so caught up inside their own thoughts. When they are wrapped up in their own mind and feeling held back by this, volunteering can actually be a deeply rewarding experience for them. They do care about people and they want to be able to make a difference in the world around them. Volunteering and doing what they can to help people who are in need, is something which gives them a clearer sense of perspective and helps them feel like they are accomplishing something valuable.
Search for projects that touch your heart and change people’s lives. Share your love of learning with young people by becoming a Literacy Tutor. Combine your ability to communicate with your talent for positive thinking as a YMCA Learning Tutor. Boost a child’s self-worth as you tutor them in maths, writing and reading.
Better off with someone else to be perfectly honest.
12 - Achiever - ISTP Likely. Does not like change, preferring instead to have a set of guidelines from which to follow and will not mind doing the same thing repetitively. They are usually punctual and consistent. Can become so caught up in doing their own things that they might not consider themselves drawn towards volunteer work. They are independent people who do not like feeling obligated to things. For them, volunteer work will only be enjoyable if they can do something behind the scenes which does not require constant social interaction. If they can volunteer in a way that is focussed on problem solving and doing things on their own, then it can certainly be enjoyable for them.
You are best suited to long-term projects that allow you to slowly assess a situation and come up with solutions. Consider tutoring young people as they transition out of foster care. With your help, the students will develop independence and confidence to succeed. Or bring your analytical side to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Volunteer for their Court Monitor Program. You will attend and report on DUI cases to help further eliminating drunk driving for good.
Maybe too busy fixing the fridge or the fence.
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13 - Practitioner - ISFJ Mandatory. Thrives on details, accuracy and takes just about everything seriously. They are usually very neat and are very calculated and precise in just about everything they do. Is caring and giving people and so for them volunteering is often very rewarding. They feel fulfilled by making a difference for others and by helping them improve their lives. Volunteering gives them a chance to help people who are receptive to their assistance. They enjoy knowing that they have actually made a difference and search for ways to really be supportive and giving people.
Since details are your thing, you will shine on projects that allow you to flex your organizational muscles. Bring your talents to The Salvation Army. Help organize the food pantry to make it easier for families to find what they need. Or sort donations at their thrift store. If helping to organize activities for kids is more your speed, be part a local school's after school program. It can be as simple as getting kids on track with their homework, reading a book with them or even organizing your own activities for the kids.
The classic follower (non leader).
14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ Less likely. Thrives on details, accuracy and takes just about everything seriously. They are usually very neat and are very calculated and precise in just about everything they do. Enjoys making a difference and being someone who is a valued member of their community. This desire to be someone who provides for others and makes a difference in the world would certainly cause them to find joy in volunteer work. As long as they have the spare time in their lives to help out, they do want to be someone who helps others and really brings something useful to the table. They are efficient people and so they can often volunteer in a capacity which helps them improve the conditions.
Bring your eye for detail to the Habitat for Humanity Store. Hunt for hidden treasures among their donations or become an electronics tester. Or come down to the Salvation Army warehouse. Help sort and organize new donations. Looking for organizing on a smaller scale? Volunteer at their family thrift stores. Your gift for bringing order will be appreciated!
Rarely observed, but would be very effective.
15 - Perfectionist - INTP Likely. Thrives on details, accuracy and takes just about everything seriously. They are usually very neat and are very calculated and precise in just about everything they do. Might not always find themselves drawn to the idea of volunteering, since they can become so caught up inside their own thoughts. When they are wrapped up in their own mind and feeling held back by this, volunteering can actually be a deeply rewarding experience for them. They do care about people and they want to be able to make a difference in the world around them. Volunteering and doing what they can to help people who are in need is something which gives them a clearer sense of perspective and helps them feel like they are accomplishing something valuable.
Consider projects that allow you quiet time to work alone or in a small group. Consider Horses for Hope. They are looking for Therapeutic Riding Volunteers. Help with grooming and leading the horses as they provide healing opportunities for those experiencing trauma or disabilities. Help cats in need of a home. You can take part in their program designed to help make these kittens even more lovable and adoptable. If you are passionate about health, the Muscular Dystrophy Association needs help with a variety of projects.
Rarely observed, but can be very effective (e.g. Marc Marsden).
16 - Enhancer - INTJ Likely with conditions. Thrives on details, accuracy and takes just about everything seriously. They are usually very neat and are very calculated and precise in just about everything they do. Volunteering can certainly be enjoyable but only if they can find something which avoids a lot of socializing. For them having to constantly interact with other people is going to make the entire experience draining and miserable and distract from the part of it which they might have been able to enjoy. Doing volunteer work which gives them the chance to avoid too much interacting but still make a difference behind the scenes, will definitely be rewarding. Many do like giving back and this is often why they seek to educate people, since to them this is a good way to make a difference and to help others.
Look for projects that involve long-term planning and creative problem solving. If your passion is science, consider joining the STEM Advisory Group where you will help plan their Hi-Tech Teens program. Interested in promoting female leadership? Help with marketing, program planning or help organize their annual luncheon.
If there are idiots around, the volunteering will cease.
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