Where to Get Involved

National Service Programs

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Includes AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA and other high-impact results-driven programs. “CNCS [provides service opportunities to volunteers] of all ages and backgrounds in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.”

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Teach For America

Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing committed leaders today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow.

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Well-known organizations

Habitat for humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. their mission is to put people into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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American Red Cross

“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers.”

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates in approximately 330 communities across the United States - large and small, urban and rural. They carefully match children with caring adult mentors and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child’s family.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty, and coping with parental incarceration.

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Sites to Find Your Own Service Opportunity in Your Community

HandsOn Network

“…we inspire, equip and mobilize volunteers to take action that changes the world.”

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United We Serve

“… ’President Obamas nationwide service initiative is built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects.”

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VolunteerMatch

“Connect with what matters to you. Discover a way to give back that's meaningful to you, anywhere.”

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Volunteer.gov

Volunteer.gov is America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal built and maintained by the Federal Interagency Team on Volunteerism.

The Portal is a first-of-its-kind service that provides applicants with all that they need to find a volunteer opportunity, and serves to help them make the best match possible between their personal requirements and their choice of volunteer work throughout America’s vast land base and expansive resources. The Portal is a free, fast, and efficient way to connect volunteers with natural and cultural resources agencies.

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All for Good

All for Good is a hub for volunteerism and community service on the Internet, and a service of Points of Light. We envision the site as a meeting place for organizations and individuals, providing a communal platform that allows people to see where change is needed, and makes it easy for them to engage. Powered by the largest online database of volunteer opportunities, All for Good is connecting Americans with nonprofits both large and small.

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