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.


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 Aug 20 '20 at 14:17
  • "As it is,..." if used can refer to not just time, but other reasons also. – Ram Pillai Aug 20 '20 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 Aug 20 '20 at 19:02

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