When posting a need in Get Connected, you'll be asked to associate the need with one or more categories. Get Connected uses the term interests for these categories, while Community Connect typically uses skills. In either case, your platform uses these categories to match opportunities up with interested volunteers.

By default, a Connect site has the following interests or skills, each associated with the icon shown. Your site manager has the option to customize or change the number of the defaults, so the interests available on your site may not match the ones shown here.

IconInterestTypical Opportunities/Needs
Advocacyoutreach coordinators; speakers; letter-writing; organizing; education; research; rallies; voter education; lobbying; legal; attending public meetings; community forums; phone bank
Board Serviceadvisory board; executive board; committee service
Clericalcustomer service, office duties; grant writing
Court-Mandatedcourt-mandated volunteer work
Educationtutoring; arts instruction; homework help; training; reading/literacy; STEM; mentoring
Financefinancial planning; tax preparation; financial coaching
Food Prepmeal preparation; hunger relief
In-Kindmonetary; clothing; canned and non-perishable foods
Marketingsocial networking; phone calls; developing/disseminating flyers, brochures, and other marketing tools
Medicalfirst-aid classes; healthcare/hospice
Nonprofit Professionalinternships; finance; seasonal; full-time and part-time; development; AmeriCorps; clerical; program; contract; executive
Physical Laborconstruction work; home repairs; painting; cleaning; transportation; garden work
Skilled Laborconstruction; painting; home repairs; electrician; nursing; carpentry; maintenance
Socialevent planning; client interaction; fundraising; bilingual/Spanish speaking
Technologycomputer use; social media; web design/development; other software