What can I do to gain experience in the social services field?
...I will be getting my bachelors degree in social work next year and I am currently unemployed. How can I gain experience in this field before graduating?
Asked By: Ace - 8/24/2010
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Maybe take a part time job as a receptionist or maybe as a counselor at a Mental Health facility, helping the youth in your community.You can volunteer for this and gain experience for down the road so to speak, I did some volunteer work in this field and as a paid receptionist .
Answered By: williew - 8/24/2010
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If you can afford to volunteer, that's your best bet. In most states, funding has been cut for social services due to the economy. So contact a senior center or the local parks and recreation department and find out who needs help. You'll get a LOT of experience because they're desperate for assistance. And if you... More
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