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Where can I find or post volunteer opportunities?
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Selecting an organization to volunteer for is becoming easier, thanks to a number of Web sites that have searchable databases of volunteer opportunities. Nonprofit organizations can also use these Web sites to post volunteer opportunities of their own.

Below are selected Web sites that will assist you or your organization in making a difference in your community.

You might also contact local organizations that train and match volunteers with nonprofits, such as:

  • Some United Way chapters
  • Points of Light/Hands On networks
  • Schools, colleges, universities, and organizations that require students to perform community service
  • Colleges and universities that have nonprofit management programs or classes in the specialty you need, e.g., grant writing courses – professors may match students with local nonprofits to provide practical experience

See also our related Knowledge Base articles:

- Where can I learn more about recruiting and managing volunteers for my nonprofit?
- How can I learn about involving youth in volunteering and philanthropy?
- What is the monetary value of volunteer time?

More articles about nonprofit employment and volunteering»

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