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Join in the National Call to Service and help create the change you want to see. At www.usaservice.org you can find or host a service event near you, sign up for service updates, and share your stories of the impact your work had on your community.
There are many Volunteer Opportunity Resources out there, but here is a short list of other established sites that are easy to search for ways to get involved in your community and area of interest.
Network for Good is a nonprofit organization that connects individuals with their favorite charities. Network for Good is the place to make secure online donations, explore volunteer opportunities, and learn more about the causes that matter most. The organization's goal is to connect people to charities via the Internet - using the virtual world to deliver real resources to nonprofits and communities. Founded in 2001 by the Time Warner Foundation and AOL, Inc.; the Cisco Foundation and Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Yahoo! Inc., Network for Good is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Vienna, VA.
Click on www.networkforgood.org and check it out.
VolunteerMatch is the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. By using the power of the internet on behalf of local volunteer needs, VolunteerMatch has generated over 1.500.000 volunteer referrals nationwide. Volunteers enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to access and sign up for over 30,000 current, local volunteer opportunities posted by tens of thousands of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
Any charitable volunteer organization can use VolunteerMatch to promote its volunteer opportunities and supplement its volunteer recruitment efforts, making it easier than ever before for volunteers to go online and find out how they can get involved. In an effort to help get even more people volunteering, VolunteerMatch also offers a corporate social responsibility service which offers an efficient and effective resource that helps employees and corporations get involved in their communities and measure the positive results.
Click www.volunteermatch.org to visit now.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation has mobilized the entertainment community around a groundbreaking initiative designed to inspire a new era of service and volunteerism.This multi-year campaign, called iParticipate, hopes to make service a part of who we are as Americans and show what we can achieve when we all pull together.
EIF has also produced a series of public service announcements to reinforce the importance of volunteerism. Through these PSAs, EIF will also recognize and encourage support for five keyareas of service: Education & Children, Health & Well Being, Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, and Support for Military Families. Find out more about these causes and direct your energy towards organizations working on these issues.
You can even find out right now what volunteer opportunities
exist in your community by simply choosing a topic and
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President Bush created the USA Freedom Corps office at the White House to foster a culture of service, citizenship and responsibility. Through the USA Freedom Corps, President Bush wants to help every American answer the call to volunteer service by strengthening and expanding service opportunities to protect our homeland, support our communities and extend American compassion around the world. Interested volunteers can find opportunities in their own neighborhoods through the USA Freedom Corps Web site.
Go to www.usafreedomcorps.gov to visit now.
Idealist.org and Action Without Borders connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Action Without Borders is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
On Idealist.org, you'll find:
- Over 48.000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission.
- Thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world, and a list of organizations that can help you volunteer abroad.
- One of the best Nonprofit Career Centers on the Web, with hundreds of job and internship listings.
Visit them at www.idealist.org.