Is it wise to volunteer? I'm just looking for advice on this and for any experiences with people volunteering in urban planning (public or private sector) or related.
I'm currently an undergrad senior (last semester) and have been meeting with several people in my city for various volunteer opportunities. Some are in areas I had never even considered but after meeting with them they seem like great opportunities. I'm essentially seeking experience and I know its next to impossible to receive a paid intern position in our current economy. However, because of my major, in my mind's eye I seem to be limited to community development (what we have focused on in our undergrad planning studios, which is why I hadn't considered the other areas).
I initially emailed and called around the city after reading someone's advice on this website (I apologize but I forgot who that was). Any stories, advice, information would be great.