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  • Find a volunteer opportunity by searching issue area or zip code. The organization also lists virtual volunteer jobs that you can do from home. This site is also available in Spanish.

  • You can find your local Red Cross or use VolunteerMatch to locate local Red Cross volunteer opportunities in your community.

  • A network of national service programs offering volunteer opportunities to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
  • AHVRP, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, is the premier professional membership society for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters gives volunteers the opportunity to merge their talents and personal values ...together with their desire for making a difference by supporting children in need through adult mentoring relationships.

  • Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared, to get training in first aid and emergency skills and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.
  • Citizens Development Corps is a non-profit organization that supports private sector development and economic growth in emerging and transitioning economies throughout the world by delivering pratical strategies and solutions, high impact programs, and the expertise of experienced business professionals. Programs include association building, export promotion, job creation, policy and regulatory reform, privatization, procurement and supplier training, and more.
  • This is a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose

  • This federally funded site offers major opportunities for public service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps*NCCC, and Learn and Serve America.
  •  Experience Corps is hosted in NYC by the Community Service Society of New York.  The program engages volunteers ages 55 and over in service to improve the literacy skills of elementary school students.

  • Choose a volunteer vacation abroad or assist USA volunteer programs.  Live and work with  local people on life-affirming international service projects for one, two or three weeks. The network of service includes: Teach conversational English; care for vulnerable children; paint, build and repair community buildings; or assisst with health care.  No specialized skills are needed.

  • Searchable directory of 10,000 non-profit organizations in 150 countries. Find information on events, resources, services, volunteering, and employment.
  • The largest website of its kind, lets you search or browse through tens of thousands of nonprofit and community organizations in over 165 countries. The Nonprofit Career Center lets you search for jobs and internships all over the world, there is an extensive list of global volunteer opportunities as well, and information for possible donors.
  • IESC is a professional economic development orgnization that uses volunteer experts, professional staff, and paid consultants. IESC provides a broad range of services: Trade & Competitiveness, Financial Services, Tourism Development, Information & Communications Technology, Health & Business Training.
  • Lighthouse International is dedicated to helping people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss.  It offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities which include Braille services and special events.  It also offers an array of internships ranging from accounting to research for high school, college and university students.

  • There are nearly 400 national parks and even more ways that you can help.  You can find an opportunity at a park near you.

  • A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people get more involved in their communities. Search for volunteer opportunities which match your interests and geographic location, find charities to which to donate money, and locate an elected official or media contact to voice your opinions on a variety of topics.
  • Peace Corps is a federal government agency devoted to world peace and friendship.  Volunteers have been invited by 139 host countries to work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology.

  • The Points of Light foundation was organized in 1990 for the purpose of engaging more people more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems. Programs include 50+ volunteering Initiative, family cares, Kids Care Clubs and more.
  • Project America is a nonprofit organization to promote community involvement. Volunteers experience challenging and fun projects in 21 countries. Conversations, care work, teaching, building and more open to all ages.
  • As a Foster grandparent, you serve at faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools, and other youth facilities.

  • With RSVP, you'll receive pre-service orientation training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

  • Through SERVEnet, a program of Youth Service America (YSA), users can enter their zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help.
  • Teach For America is the national corps of college graduates of all academic majors and backgrounds who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools in need.
  • The Salvation Army is an international, faith-based charitable organization with a simple mission to help those in need without discrimination. This site provides a list of the most popular volunteer opportunities.
  • United Nations Volunteers is administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNV is seeking staff who are committed to the ideals of volunteerism and can contribute to UNV'S mission in three key areas: advocating for volunteerism, intergrating volunteerism in development and mobilizing volunteers for peace and development.
  • United Way is a national network of nearly 1,300 local organizations that work to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. There are hundreds of volunteer options available every day.
  • Volunteer Match provides volunteer information, and listings in your local community.

  • Founded in 1987, New York Cares provides volunteer projects that are hands-on, team-based, and flexibly scheduled, embracing virtually every volunteer interest.
  • Recruits and refers volunteers to non-profits throughout all five boroughs of New York City.
  • Volunteers of America has 36 local office across the country, many of which are partnered with hundreds of other organizations and volunteer centers.

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