ACDI VOCA - www.acdivoca.org
Action Against Hunger - www.actionagainsthunger.org
Adopt-A-Minefield - www.landmines.org
America Supports You, Our Military Men & Women - www.americasupportsyou.mil
Believe In Tomorrow - National Children's Foundation - www.believeintomorrow.org
Biosphere Expeditions - www.biosphere-expeditions.org
Brother's Brother Foundation - www.brothersbrother.org
Care & Health - www.careandhealth.com
Change Net - www.change.net
Christian Appalachian Project - www.chrisapp.org
Christian Children's Fund - www.christianchildrensfund.org
City Harvest - www.cityharvest.org
Coalition for the Homeless - www.coalitionforthehomeless.org
Concern Worldwide (U.S.) Inc. - www.concernusa.org
Corporation for National & Community Service - www.cns.gov
- Provides opportunities for all ages in all states to serve their communities and country through AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, and Learn & Serve America.
AmeriCorps - www.americorps.org
SeniorCorps - www.seniorcorps.org
- Network of programs including Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions,
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - www.campagnacenter.org/RSVP.htm
- National program of the Corporation for National and Community Service which matches the personal interests and skills of persons 55 years and older with opportunities to solve community problems.
Council on International Educational Exchange - www.ciee.org
Cross-Cultural Solutions - www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Direct Relief International - www.directrelief.org
Doctors without Borders - www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Donate Life - www.organdonor.gov
Earthwatch Institute - www.earthwatch.org
- "engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment" and offers fascinating volunteer work in gorgeous locations for good causes
Eco Volunteer - www.ecovolunteer.org
Food for the Hungry - www.fh.org
Global Crossroad - www.globalcrossroad.com
Global Service Corps - www.globalservicecorps.org
Global Volunteers - www.globalvolunteers.org
- Nonprofit international development organization that sends small teams to work projects as teaching conversational English and other basic subjects, assisting with health care, building schools and community facilities, etc.
- About 67 percent of volunteers are older adults, drawn primarily from the U.S. and Canada.
Globe Aware Vacations In Service - www.globeaware.org
Go Abroad - www.goabroad.com
Green Volunteers - www.greenvolunteers.org
Guidestar - www.guidestar.org/classifieds
- Covers entire nation and hosts advertisements for special opportunities and offers a searchable database of 850,000+ nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
Habitat for Humanity International - www.habitat.org
- Nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization which builds simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter in every state of the U.S. and 100 countries
- Offers volunteer opportunities in formal groups and in one-time short projects
HHS/The Children's Bureau - AdoptUsKids - www.adoptuskids.org
Help Exchange - www.helpx.net
Idealist - www.idealist.org/ip/volunteerOpportunitySearch
• Also known as "Action Without Borders"
• Covers world.
• Search by interest, project, location and other factors.
International Medical Corps www.imcworldwide.org
Interplast - www.interplast.org
i-to-i - www.i-to-i.com
InterAction: American Council for Voluntary International Action -- www.interaction.org/members
• An alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian NGOs.
• Publishes biweekly newsletter, "Monday Developments" with some very good job and volunteer vacancy announcements.
• Subscription to the hard copy is fairly costly. Subscription to the weekly e-mail job announcements is more reasonable.
International Executive Service Corps (IESC) - www.iesc.org
• Business advisors
International Mission on Diplomacy - www.internationalmissions.org
• Recruits faculty advisors to help lead groups of university students through overseas educational programs which introduce them to career options in the field of international affairs
Internet Volunteer Initiative - www.applesforhealth.com/intvol1.html
• Free skills registry for people wanting to volunteer.
• Also offers a database of opportunities.
Keep America Beautiful - www.kab.org
The Land Conservancy - www.conservancy.bc.ca
• A non-profit, charitable Land Trust working throughout British Columbia to protect important habitats and properties
• Offers working holidays for volunteers
Lifeline Cat Research and Recovery Center - www.rtec.strayduck.com/index.htm
• Works to conserve 5 species of cat native to Belize with rescue, rehabilitation, and research.
• Accepts 2 volunteers at a time for a minimum of one month
Locks of Love - www.locksoflove.org
Make a Wish Foundation - www.wish.org
Map International - www.map.org
Matching Donors - www.matchingdonors.com
Mentor - http://mentoring.org
Mercy Corps - www.mercycorps.org
Mercy-USA for Aid & Development - www.mercyusa.org
Microcredit Summit Campaign - www.microcreditsummit.org
My Wonderful World, A National Geographic-led Campaign - www.mywonderfulworld.org
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - www.missingkids.com
National Coalition for the Homeless - www.nationalhomeless.org
National Council for International Visitors - www.nciv.org
• National network of community organizations working with State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program and other exchanges
National Mentoring Partnership - www.mentoring.org
• Connects America's young people with caring adult mentors and with mentoring opportunities with local organizations by zip code.
• Offers training online.
National Trust - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteering
• Acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
• Offers working holidays every year throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Network For Good - www.networkforgood.org/volunteer
• Covers entire nation.
• Search by zip code, distance, interest, or organization.
One - http://one.org
Operation Smile - www.operationsmile.org
Oceanic Society - www.oceanic-society.org
• A nonprofit conservation organization to protect marine wildlife worldwide
• Offers research expeditions on which volunteers perform various tasks related to a research project
1-800-VOLUNTEER.org - www.1-800-volunteer.org
• Provides direct connections to local volunteer opportunities that match interests and skills.
Orangutan Foundation International - www.orangutan.org
• Supports the conservation and understanding of the orangutan and its rain forest habitat while caring for ex-captive individuals as they make their way back to the forest.
• Offers several types of field work for volunteers in Sumatra and Borneo
Orphanage Outreach - www.orphanage-outreach.org
• A nonprofit organization that works with orphaned and abandoned children in the Dominican Republic
• Volunteers can travel there to teach English and math
Peace Games - www.peacegames.org
Pratham USA - www.prathamusa.org
Rainforest-Alliance - www.rainforest-alliance.org
Relief Riders International - www.reliefridersinternational.com
ReServe - www.ReServeInc.org
Safe Kids Worldwide - www.safekids.org
St Jude's Children Research Hospital - www.stjude.org
Save the Children - www.savethechildren.org
Second Harvest - www.secondharvest.org
SERVEnet - www.servenet.org
• Enter your zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help.
• Also offers job openings and a calendar of events.
Sierra Club - www.sierraclub.org/outings
Stop Hunger Now - www.stophungernow.org
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) - www.unv.org
USA Freedom Corps - www.usafreedomcorps.gov
• A U.S. government effort to promote volunteerism.
• They also work "to expand and strengthen federal service programs like the Peace Corps, Citizen Corps, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps, and to raise awareness of and break down barriers to service opportunities with all federal government agencies."
Volunteer for the Visayans - www.visayans.org
Volunteer Match - www.volunteermatch.Org/results
• Covers entire nation.
• Search by zip code, distance, and interest.
Volunteer Travel - www.volunteertravel.com
Volunteers for Peace - www.vfp.org
World Volunteer Web - www.worldvolunteerweb.org
• Provides information, resources, and a forum for organizations linked to volunteerism. Was created by the UN Volunteers program (UNV).
• Lists volunteer opportunities worldwide