I'm writing an email and I want to ask them (Career Development Office) if there are any volunteering opportunities for the time being.

But, the way I wrote it in the actual message doesn't really match with saying "for the time being". I'm looking to say that in a more proper and formal way.

The meaning I want to go for is something along the lines of "temporarily" or "for this period" or "currently".

Are there any suggestions?

For the time being = a bit informal

Temporarily = sounds as if you are not serious enough and only looking to volunteer for an hour and then give up

Momentarily = ? sounds like you couldn't come up with a better wording

For the moment = for just ONE MOMENT ???

seems like I cannot come up with the word to describe in a literal and formal, at the same time, way what I am looking for.

I want to say something along the lines of: I am available now, and in the near future, but after that, not anymore.

2 Answers 2


If you're asking if there's something now, I'd just say "at the moment".


If you're saying that there is a short time where you are available, then I would be specific about when that period ends.


Are there any volunteering opportunities at the moment? I am available until the end of October 2020.

  • Thank you Max. I know it was easy but sometimes I rush too quickly to send emails and either make plenty spelling/grammar mistakes, or just phrase things oddly.
    – user352103
    Commented Aug 20, 2020 at 14:17
  • "As it is,..." if used can refer to not just time, but other reasons also.
    – Ram Pillai
    Commented Aug 20, 2020 at 14:38

You might say the nonce. (M/W) has it as "for the time being" and "the ... present occasion, purpose, or use "

  • If I said that I dont think I would ever get a response back from them
    – user352103
    Commented Aug 20, 2020 at 19:02

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