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Welcome to Heartland RADAC...

Heartland RADAC provides an array of services to individuals confronting alcohol and drug issues. We can provide information and assistance to individuals seeking information either for themselves, a loved one, co-worker or client.

Similar to individuals with other types of illness, those with substance use disorders may choose to make changes in order to improve their life. Sometimes this decision can be made on their own behalf, other times through community support, formalized treatment or as part of a requirement of some other system such as the courts or social services.

Heartland RADAC’s services are designed to assist individuals in addressing substance use disorders so that their recovery can begin.

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"You will never regret using Firespring. It will make your life and the life of your organization so much better. You have that support behind you, so the transition of switching over to Firespring is very simple." –Shelbi Perry, Executive Director

From Volunteer to Career

National Student Partnerships, now known as LIFT, was started in 1998 by Kristen Lodel. At the time, Kristen was only a sophomore at Yale and has been running the organization ever since.

She’s not alone. Other organizations such as Teach for America and Dress for Success are examples of college students taking their idea and turning it into a career. You don’t have to start your own nonprofit organization—or still attend college—to turn volunteering into a career. Here’s how to get started on the path from volunteer to career.

Think about your passions and your beliefs and find an organization in line with them. See if you can visit to learn more about the nonprofit and discover if there are volunteer positions, and the possibility of future paid positions, available in your area of interest. Start by volunteering to see if it will be a good fit. If you’re serious about transitioning to a paid position you should treat your work as you would a paying job. This will show the staff you’re a hard worker and ready for more responsibility.

More than likely you’re going to have to be flexible. Oftentimes turning from a volunteer to a full time employee won’t happen overnight. But the more face time you give to the staff and if you’re open about your intentions, they can start working to make room for your position in the budget.

If volunteering is a rewarding experience, there’s a good chance you’ve found the right place to make a living as a nonprofit professional.