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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

How Do I Find a Meaningful Job From Home? – MSN Money

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This post comes from partner site FlexJobs.

Welcome to our “Work From Home Q&A” series. You ask a question about remote work, and a guest expert answers it.

You can learn how to ask a question of your own below.

This week’s question comes from Nancy:

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved helping people. It feels good when you make a difference in someone’s life. So, are there any meaningful work-from-home jobs that involve helping others?”

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Helping professions

Yes! In fact, some of the fields with the most remote job opportunities are in the helping professions — like education and training, medical and health, and nonprofit and philanthropy.

Helping professions like teaching, tutoring, nursing, social work, case management, nonprofit program management and similar career fields have long offered remote work opportunities.

And at FlexJobs, we’re also seeing remote jobs in surprising roles that help people, especially since the coronavirus pandemic began but also more broadly.

Recently, for example, we have had listings for a Virtual Camp Counselor, Social Support Coordinator for COVID-19, School Safety and Security Content Expert, Worker Justice Digital Organizer, Emotional Support Rep for an abuse hotline, and School Social Worker.

Another option to consider is remote volunteering. There are more remote volunteer opportunities than ever. VolunteerMatch.org is a trusted site for finding volunteer opportunities, and they offer the ability to find openings that can be done completely from home.

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About me

I am a career development manager and coach at FlexJobs, where I help people find flexible work, including remote, part-time and freelance jobs. Before joining FlexJobs in 2010, I was a career adviser for college students and alumni. I have a master of science in human resources management and am a certified advanced resume writer.

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