Posts tagged ‘volunteering’

14 January 2011

Using Volunteering to Find Paid Work

I haven’t posted for several days, because I’ve been sick with what is either a chest infection (hoping) or whooping cough (hopefully not). After finally going to the doctor yesterday, I’ve been on antibiotics and recovering much faster. Although I prefer not to take antibiotics, I have to admit that this time round, they’ve really sped up the recovery.

Anyway, today I’d like to relate one of my own experiences of how volunteering can open up opportunities for paid work.

One of the amateur skills I’ve developed since high school is web design. I used to create fansites in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fandom – including a fanart site, general fansite, awards site etc. Through that, I taught myself basic HTML, then CSS, then a bit of PHP, and now can use jquery to do neat things.

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