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Inspiring and supporting 11 million youth volunteers. Powering offline action. Using the power of online to get teens to do good stuff offline...

Youth Volunteer Corps Of America

Since 1987 YVC has been engaging 11-18 year olds in structured, supervised service learning projects in and out of school

Build On

BuildOn is a non-profit organization that empowers primarily urban U.S. high school students through in-class and intensive after-school programs. In addition to tremendous contributions of community service in their own cities and neighborhoods, buildOn youth actually build schools and bring literacy to children and adults in developing countries around the world. buildOn programs are designed to build confidence and real-world capabilities in American youth while also empowering communities world-wide to overcome the crippling cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations by opening the door to education.

In the past year alone, buildOn students in the U.S. have contributed more than 109,605 hours of service and touched the lives of 208,300 elders, young children, and people who are disabled or homeless in their communities. Since 1992, U.S. student volunteers have helped build more than 295 schools in rural regions of developing nations including Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal. More than 132,000 children and adults have attended those schools, with 30,000 currently enrolled.

Youth Venture

Invests in young people who want to launch sustainable ventures that create lasting benefit to their communities and then connects them to a global network of like-minded youth.

Girls For Change (GFC)

Empowers thousands of teen girls to create and lead social change. Provides girls with professional female role models, leadership training, and the inspiration to work together in teams to solve persistent societal problems in their communities.

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Network For Good

Search for volunteer opportunities that match your interests and geographic location, or search for an organization by name. Keep a record of all your volunteer activity by using the Volunteer Record of Service to keep a private journal of your volunteer time and your experiences.

Idealist

We would like to live in a world where:
All people can lead free and dignified lives.
Every person who wants to help another has the ability to do so.
No opportunities for action or collaboration are missed or wasted.

Action Without Borders connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

Ashoka

Ashoka believes in a world where "Everyone is a Changemaker," where the best new solutions to the world's greatest challenges will be strengthened through the collaborative efforts of people like you!

Find out about the type of volunteer opportunities available or search their current listings. You can target your search by type and region, or scroll through all current openings.

The Corporation For National And Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. We are a catalyst for change and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give.

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Humanitarian Medical Aid

Direct Relief is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. Direct Relief also establishes partnerships with local organizations to provide health services to people in rural areas of a country that are poor and lack basic healthcare infrastructure.

Thanks to generous material and financial contributions from individuals, pharmaceutical companies, and medical equipment manufacturers, Direct Relief can work with healthcare professionals and organizations on the ground and equip them with the essential medical supplies and equipment that they need to help people recover from a disaster.

Catchafire

Catchafire is a community of individuals striving to push the social good sector forward by focusing on efficient and effective ways to give back. One way we do this is by matching professionals with nonprofits based on their skills, cause interest and time availability.

We're committed to providing transformational volunteer experiences, so all of the nonprofits we welcome into our community must have demonstrable impact, strong leadership and be aligned to our mission. Our goal is to provide a significant return on investment for our partners and save them time, money and resources in finding talented and passionate individuals who have the potential to become long term advocates.

Architecture For Humanity

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years.

We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project.

We engage our global network of professionals
We apply professional advising
We ensure community involvement in the design process
We advocate for design innovation
We train and empower architects to support communities

Learn How To Become: Volunteer & Nonprofit Careers

LearnHowToBecome.org is a comprehensive career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career. They offer an open-access, expert-driven guide to non-profit career opportunities which includes an exhaustive list of non-profit job seeking resources, and additional volunteer opportunities available.

FACT: In 2012, 64.5 million Americans - 26.5 percent of the population - contributed 7.9 billion volunteer hours, worth an estimated $175 billion in service.

Volunteer work is the cornerstone that joins charitable service and hard work. While an individual generally does not receive compensation for volunteer hours, the rewards of service go far beyond that of monetary payment. In addition to the personal satisfaction and deeper understanding of community gained in helping a person or organization, individuals who volunteer are likely to develop a network of contacts that can be useful when searching for a job.

There are many opportunities for volunteering in a wide range of sectors, and people of all ages benefit from providing service to others.

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