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Volunteer Opportunities

All for Good

This site promotes sharing volunteer opportunities and starting service projects. Emphasis is on helping veterans, military families, seniors, and others in need.

Catch a Fire

Skills-based volunteering site that matches pro bono professionals with nonprofit organizations.

CitizenCorps

This resource offers volunteer opportunities in emergency preparedness and response. Support local emergency responders, disaster relief efforts, and promote community health and safety.

Do-It

User-friendly volunteering site with virtual and local opportunities.

Hands On Network - Professional Skills Matrix

This matrix lists professional skills individuals can build through volunteering and specific strategies to develop those skills.

Idealist

This site consists of over 57,000 nonprofit and community organizations in over 180 countries. Numerous opportunities exist for individuals looking to intern, volunteer, or work in positions that are involved in giving back and making a difference in the world.

LinkedIn for Good - Volunteers

Tap into LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site, to find your next volunteer or board opportunity. Update your LinkedIn profile by adding a Volunteer and Causes section to share your interests with others.

Network for Good

Volunteer network with over 200,000 local, international, and virtual opportunities, many of them in the non-profit sector.

Quintcareers.com - Volunteer and Nonprofit Career Resources 

Great advice and resources on how to find volunteer opportunities. 

Riley Guide - Internships, Apprenticeships, and Volunteer Opportunities

Offers a comprehensive list of volunteer websites.

Service Leader - Virtual Volunteering

Specialized resources for virtual volunteers and volunteer managers.

Taproot+
Free service that matches skilled volunteers with nonprofit organizations.  Search for virtual and local pro bono projects to hone your skill set.

USA Jobs - Public Service and Volunteerism

Explore volunteer opportunities with the federal government in areas such as education, the environment, and the Peace Corps.

USA Jobs - Student Jobs

On this official federal government employment website, you'll find information on federal jobs by major, hiring programs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and entry-level employment for recent grads.

Volunteer Match

This is the oldest, largest, and most popular volunteer website with more than 70,000 non-profit, business, and governmental partnerships. Offers volunteer opportunities by interest area, virtual volunteering options, email alerts, group volunteering, and access to nonprofit sector news.
 

International

Interested in working or volunteering abroad? The following are links to online resources, including networks, directories and NGOs where you can explore literally thousands of international internship and volunteer opportunities by location, interest and estimated time commitment.

Global Volunteers

This organization offers global short-term volunteer opportunities from 1 to 3 weeks or longer term opportunities from 6 to 24 weeks. There is a cost involved.

Go Overseas - Volunteer Abroad  

Articles and reviews of popular volunteer programs.

Study Abroad Center – University of California, Irvine

This site offers links to volunteer websites and programs.

United Nations Volunteers - Onlinevolunteering.org

Online volunteering service that connects virtual volunteers with global organizations. Contribute to social change by matching your skills and interests to grassroots organizations, international NGOs, local governments, educational institutions and United Nations agencies.

Universal Giving

Links to organizations with over 3,000 global volunteer opportunities of varying duration and cost. Search by focus area and region.

Volunteer Abroad

This site lists links to volunteer abroad organizations. Capability to search by country, type of volunteer work, and duration. There may be a cost involved.


Additional information:

For degree-specific resources, please visit  Resources by College 

For additional internships and service learning sites, explore Field Experience and Volunteerism