Global Health Volunteer Program - Dedicated to improving the health of families in the developing world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustainable health improvement programs that include clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts, and health education programs.
GoEco - Created by experienced volunteers for people who are eager to travel and contribute to the community, wildlife, and environment they visit. Based on years of practice and in-depth field reports, GoEco presents you with a careful selection of excellent yet affordable volunteer and ecological minded vacations.
Hands on Greater DC Cares - Works with a network of more than 860 nonprofits, 43,000 volunteers and a host of corporate and foundation partners working together to positively impact the region.
Habitat for Humanity - A nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization that welcomes all people to join them in building simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of shelter. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 60 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the U.S. Also, find you local Habitat for Humanity.
Hearts and Minds - Clearinghouse for information on issues related to poverty, the environment, addictions, racism, human rights and other important issues.
HomeAid - Building and renovating shelters for temporarily homeless men, women and children.
Idealist - Global clearinghouse of nonprofit and volunteering resources.
Impact Online - Helps individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations.
More Than Money - Mission is to support people with wealth to significantly contribute their money and talents toward creating a more sustainable and just world.
Network for Good - Online resource designed to help people find volunteer and giving opportunities in their communities and beyond.
One Brick - Brings volunteers together to support other local non-profit organizations by adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience. Creates a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each volunteer event -- which typically last only 3 to 4 hours -- invites volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or cafe where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.
Peace Corps - Volunteers serving overseas communities by giving their time, skills, and energy to help people help themselves.
Senior Corps - A network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs - Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) - half a million Americans age 55 and over assist local nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations in carrying out their missions.
ServeNet - Brings thousands of volunteers and community organizations together online.
Services for the Voluntary Sector - Practical resources for people involved in charities, voluntary or community organisations. VolResource is the place for information on events, contacts, services, specialist sources, briefings and news.
UN Volunteers - The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Organizations collaborate with people of different backgrounds from all over the world, and become part of a global online community of peers who all share the goal of advancing human development.
United We Serve - Online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community.
Volunteer Center of San Francisco (VCSF) - Offers a broad range of programs designed to get people involved in their community. Recruits and refers volunteers for more than 900 nonprofits in San Francisco. Provide San Francisco with a centralized source of volunteer information.
Volunteer Legal Services Program - A nonprofit program of the Bar Association of San Francisco created to provide free legal services to low-income San Franciscans.
Volunteer Planet - Believes in combining elements of a volunteer project with a travel holiday.
Volunteer Vacations - Links to various organizations hosting programs that blend vacations with volunteer work opportunities.
VolunteerMatch - Utilizes the power of the Internet to help individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations.
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