3 Websites to Help you Find Volunteer Opportunities

Man in Volunteer Shirt

 

Since there are tons and tons of nonprofits finding a volunteer opportunity is pretty easy to do.  The issue is finding an opportunity that fits your needs and interests.  Some people want to work with animals every Monday while others want to paint a building one Saturday every year.  To help you find that perfect volunteer opportunity that’s in your area here are three websites you can use to search and contact nonprofits for volunteer opportunities.

1. VolunteerMatch.org

Using VolunteerMatch.org to search for volunteer activities is really straightforward and very simple.  You type in your zip code and a keyword about the type of activity you want and you get a list immediately.  I typed in 63132 and “technology” and found a nonprofit that teaches 4th – 8th graders how to use the computer.  I was then able to send a message directly from the website to their volunteer coordinator expressing interest in the program.

2. Idealist.org

Idealist.org is another great place to search for volunteer opportunities online.  My favorite feature of Idealist.org is the ability to drill down to the exact types of volunteer opportunities you’re looking for.  After typing in my city in the search box I was then able to use the sidebar to look for only events.  Once I was looking at events I could choose to see only walks, conferences, or fundraisers.  If you’re looking to make a career in nonprofit work they also allow you to pull up available jobs or internships in your area.

3. HandsOn Network

The HandsOn Network is the volunteer arm of the Points of Light Institute, a large nonprofit organization inspired by President George H.W. Bush’s Daily Point of Light Award for individuals who have made a difference.  Just like VolunteerMatch.org and Idealist.org you can search for opportunities by type and by location.  While they don’t have as many opportunities listed as the others (only two came up for my zip code) they do have local “Action Centers” you can contact to help you find opportunities in your area.  Also, you can contact someone within their organization who will help your company set up a customized employee volunteer program.

I know this article doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the websites you can use to find volunteer opportunities, but hopefully it will help get you started if you’ve had trouble finding volunteer opportunities in the past.

Have you ever used the internet to find a volunteer opportunity?  How did it go?  Share your tips in the comments.

Jonathan Goldford is Wired Impact’s resident programmer and usability chap. He spends most of his time hunkered down with code working to make websites load faster and work more simply.

98 Comments on “3 Websites to Help you Find Volunteer Opportunities

  1. 1 ntombozuko jentu March 11, 2015

    I would like to volunteer but I don’t know were to start

    1. 2 Jonathan Goldford March 11, 2015

      If you don’t know where to start then I’d definitely recommend checking out the websites listed here. Good luck in your search!

    2. 3 Larry Bertoni June 28, 2016

      I would like to volunteer but I am disabled so I’m not sure what I could do but I do need to do something I have had for fusions in my lower back. I have had a fusion in my neck and shoulder surgeries but I would love to find something I can do to be productive during the day after working for 20 years

    3. 4 Miun Gleeson July 5, 2016

      Hi Larry. Try visiting the websites in the article and see if they have opportunities that might be a good fit for you. Good luck!

    4. 5 Ronald Lumunye November 9, 2016

      If you still like to volunteer .Kindly visit our web site at http://www.kacode.org for volunteering opportunities.

  2. 6 Israel Nasasira March 22, 2015

    We are a charity in Uganda. Any advise of how to get volunteers?

    1. 7 Jonathan Goldford March 22, 2015

      That’s a really good question Israel. I would suggest looking for Ugandan websites similar to the ones listed here and posting your opportunities there. Otherwise, make sure to list volunteer opportunities on your website and make it easy to reach out to get involved. Aside from that, ask people. A lot of people don’t volunteer simply because they’re never asked.

  3. 8 hamadi habib April 2, 2015

    I’d like to work in voluntary countries because’m tired of the war here in libya I am from Benin and am looking for someone who can help me thank you and I speak English French Arabic

  4. 9 Nancy Bergman April 3, 2015

    I am planing a visit to India. Can you tell me about the best volunteer organizations in India?

    1. 10 Jonathan Goldford April 3, 2015

      Thanks for writing Nancy. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can be a ton of help here. Your best bet is probably to do a Google search for “volunteer opportunities in India” or even a more specific search for volunteer opportunities in the cities you’re going to be visiting. Good luck.

    2. 11 Peeyush June 24, 2015

      Hello Nancy, I saw your comment on internet that you are interested in volunteering in India so kindly visit our website and let us know. Thanks in advance

      Have a great day ahead .

      http://www.volunteerbreak.com

      Thanks and Regards
      Volunteerbreak.com

    3. 12 Minerva Jain November 2, 2016

      Contact Us
      http://www.sethu.in
      Address: Sethu Child Development and Family Guidance Centre, House Number 640/2, Bhutki Waddo VP Succorro Porvorim, Bardez – Goa 403501, India
      Email: reachus@sethu.in Phone: +91 (832) 651 3749
      Timings: Tuesday to Saturday (9.00 am to 5.00 pm). We are closed on Sundays, Mondays and on Public Holidays

  5. 13 Steph April 15, 2015

    Hi Jonathan. I am actually liking for the opposite. I’m trying to locate volunteers in my area that may be able to help with light tasks with my dad who has dementia. I found one elder website that required you to pay upfront before even obtaining any information, which is unsettling.
    Are there websites you are aware of to help locate local volunteers?

    1. 14 Jonathan Goldford April 15, 2015

      Hi Steph,

      It’s going to be a little harder for you to find volunteers directly since I would guess you’re not set up as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. My best recommendation would probably be to search for nonprofits that help provide elder care. They would likely already have volunteers who are willing to help, and would have the processes in place to provide effective care. I hope that’s helpful and good luck.

  6. 15 Md. Rakibul Islam April 23, 2015

    I want to be a world’s renowned volunteer. How can start the task to be? Though I am a novice in this regard.

    1. 16 Jonathan Goldford April 23, 2015

      Hi Rakibul, that’s a difficult question. If you want to be world renowned you should probably start volunteering all the time for highly visible nonprofits and attempt to have as great an impact as possible in the community. Good luck.

  7. 17 Nicole Proudman July 22, 2015

    I am trying to find a place were i can volunteer helping out the homeless and battered women. I know a lot about programs getting on welfare ssi ssd other programs to help these women find affordable houseing cash ass. counseling a bunch I have helped out a lot of people on my own and would love to volunteer at some shelters and help these women get back on there feet. I am a survivor of a few rape and violet relationships and have been through a lot of what these women are going through now and no one helped me not family friends no one but myself. It makes me feel good to help others and someday soon I am hopeing to become a counselor. I am still battling with some issues but I know I will get through them since I am use to life by now and am doing everything I can to reach my goals and get what I deserve finally. In the mean time it gives me great joy to help those who truely need the help it makes me feel good and Iam proud of myself when I can help someone ans see them become better for the help I have given its a bigger payment to me then money. Don’t get me wrong I do love and need money and after I go to school and become a counselor until then helping people will be great practice and will give me the feeling of good I will be making a difference one person at a time and hopefully what I teach them they teach and help out someone else. Thank you Nicole Proudman can contact me also by phone in the morning after 10am at 716-912-1045

    1. 18 Jonathan Goldford July 22, 2015

      Thanks for reaching out Nicole and for your passion to help others. Hopefully by using the websites listed in the blog post you can find an opportunity that works for you. Good luck.

  8. 19 Maudedobbs@gmail dobbs August 1, 2015

    I’m located now in mccomb Mississippi and I have no one so I’m rather bored I can be using this time wisely

  9. 20 willians nieves August 23, 2015

    Hi Jonathan, I would like to know how can I do to get a project to make or built web apps or websites as volunteer, I want to improve my portfolio and i think that’s a good opportunity. i am from Venezuela I hope you can help me

    Thanks

    1. 21 Jonathan Goldford August 23, 2015

      Thanks for reaching out Willians. You can definitely find opportunities to help remotely. Try visiting http://www.volunteermatch.org, choosing “virtual” and typing in something like “website”, “web development” or something similar. I tried it out and there were a few opportunities where nonprofits were looking for web help. Good luck in your search.

  10. 22 Apricio De Oliveira August 23, 2015

    We are a charity from Timor-Leste. Any advise of how to get volunteers to my organization.

    1. 23 Jonathan Goldford August 24, 2015

      My first suggestion would be to post volunteer opportunities on the tools listed in the article. If that doesn’t work I’d suggest reaching out to universities to see if they have students that might be interested.

  11. 24 kelvin njenga September 13, 2015

    we are an NGO christian based organisation in Kenya dealing with helping street kids in Kenya and offer a number of placements to our volunteers, but we are finding it difficult to find international volunteers. What is the best thing we can do to have international volunteers?

    1. 25 Jonathan Goldford September 15, 2015

      Hi Kelvin, I’d recommend posting your volunteer opportunities on the websites listed in the article. Those sites are extremely popular, so your opportunities would hopefully be seen by folks who may be interested in coming to Kenya. Good luck!

  12. 26 Emmanuel September 18, 2015

    We Are Looking For Volunteers

    1. 27 Jonathan Goldford September 18, 2015

      Great. Make sure you post your opportunities on the websites listed in the article. Good luck.

    2. 28 adeel ahmed November 19, 2015

      hi Emmanuel I would like to know how can I do to get a projector as volunteer, I want to improve my portfolio and i think that’s a good opportunity. i am from pakistan I hope you can help me

      Thanks

  13. 29 Rudra Khanal November 3, 2015

    Dear Jonathan i am behalf on west Nepal Development Trust from Nepal and our organizations want volunteer for needy society so how to requirements to volunteer s please guide to me.

    1. 30 Jonathan Goldford November 19, 2015

      Hi Rudra, the best way to find volunteers is probably to post on the websites provided within the article. Take a shot at that and let us know how it goes. Good luck.

  14. 31 adeel ahmed November 19, 2015

    hi friend I am planing a visit to china. Can you tell me about the best volunteer organizations in china?

    1. 32 Jonathan Goldford November 19, 2015

      I’m sorry Adeel, but I wouldn’t be the best person to ask about volunteer organizations in China. Try going to the websites I listed and see if they can provide any help. Good luck.

  15. 33 Penny Lafferty December 11, 2015

    Hello,
    I live in Bucks County, Pa.
    I was wondering if there is some areas near me where you can use a volunteer for a few hours a week.
    Thank you,
    Penny, 215-396-2996

    1. 34 Jonathan Goldford December 14, 2015

      Thanks for reaching out Penny. Try checking out each of the websites listed in the article. The VolunteerMatch.org, Idealist and HandsOn Network websites each allow you to search by area so you can find opportunities close by.

      Good luck.

  16. 35 Le Hai Yen December 15, 2015

    Hello,
    I am a Vietnamese.
    I want to join in a foreign Laboratories in Biology to help professor make experiments. I want to work in laboratory as a volunteer for a long time.
    if you know professor need a volunteer work in his/her laboratory, you will talk to me, won’t you?
    Thank you so much.

    1. 36 Jonathan Goldford December 16, 2015

      Thanks for reaching out Le. While it might be tough finding exactly what you’re looking for, your best bet is to use the websites listed in the article to find volunteer opportunities. Good luck.

  17. 37 Neel Kothari December 29, 2015

    Dear Jonathan,

    I work at a not-for-profit organization called SMART Eco Park, Mumbai, India. We have a 20 acre unique interactive learning studio for children. We are looking for international volunteers who would want to spend their summer interning or working abroad (at our Park). Would you happen to know any websites that offer such access to not-profits like ours?

    Please visit our website at http://www.smartindia.org. Please contact me via email.

    Thanks and take care.

    Neel

    1. 38 Jonathan Goldford December 30, 2015

      Thanks for reaching out Neel. I’d recommend checking out the websites in the article and posting your opportunities on those sites. Good luck!

  18. 39 susie January 3, 2016

    Hi Jonathan,
    This Susie,I’m ESL student, I’m looking to do volunteer . Could you please tell me your recommendation!!
    Thank you in advance.

    1. 40 Jonathan Goldford January 3, 2016

      Thanks for reaching out Susie. I’d recommend checking out the websites in the article. I’m sure there are a ton of opportunities that would fit an ESL student. Good luck and let me know if there is anything else we can do to help.

  19. 41 Felicia January 5, 2016

    CWFAH seeking Volunteers Business Management Reception Nonprofit Secretary event planner for Columbia Mo

  20. 42 Merianne Bowens February 7, 2016

    Im a senior living in cleveland ohio looking for something on a bus line to volunteer with people that are struggling in their day to day with addiction and or everything associated with loosing everything because of their addiction. Thank You. Merianne

    1. 43 Jonathan Goldford February 10, 2016

      Thanks for reaching out Merianne. Try visiting the websites in the article and see if they have opportunities that might be a good fit for you. Good luck!

  21. 44 Tyson Adams February 9, 2016

    Hye,i am in Africa Kenya and i have been serching for an NGO to volunteer as either:charity work,language practise,art project or teaching but i have found none can you please assist me?

    1. 45 Jonathan Goldford February 10, 2016

      That’s great to hear Tyson. Try visiting the websites in the article to see if they can help you find opportunities! Good luck.

  22. 46 mayega sulaiman makanga March 13, 2016

    i would like to volunteer but i do not know where to start from

    1. 47 Jonathan Goldford March 23, 2016

      Thanks for posting Mayega. To get started check out the websites in the article. Hopefully you can find some opportunities on those websites. Good luck!

  23. 48 Jon Ollendorf April 13, 2016

    I realize the typical commenter is looking for volunteer activities. However, some are looking for volunteers to help them personally. Hopefully this comment will help people coming to your website looking for assistance. By dialing the telephone number 211, many people in the US are able to find organizations that provide assistance and aid. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number that brings people and services together.

    The website http://www.211us.org/status.htm gives an indication of coverage by state.

    1. 49 Jonathan Goldford April 13, 2016

      Thanks for sharing Jon. The 2-1-1 service is definitely a valuable resource for the community.

  24. 50 Matthew April 18, 2016

    If you’re looking to do skilled volunteering, check out taprootplus.org from the Taproot Foundation! It’s a nation-wide volunteer marketplace specifically for pro bono, meaning you can use your professional skills to help nonprofits with a high-impact project. Most projects can be done remotely, and it’s a free service for both nonprofits and volunteers.

    1. 51 Jonathan Goldford April 25, 2016

      Thanks for sharing Matthew. This seems like a great opportunity for folks to contribute to the nonprofit space.

  25. 52 Ishant May 23, 2016

    Hi Jonathan.

    Really appreciated the way you help people by your comment. You are doing such a nice job.

    I am Ishant from India and now I have some free time which I want to use it to do some good volunteer work or to help people. I may not have much skills. But still I do have a passion to do something good. And I want to start it from India. Because i cant go abroad dont have so much money so Can you please advice me or share me anybody’s contact no in delhi so that I can contact with him to join. Because I don’t know from where to start.

    1. 53 Jonathan Goldford June 1, 2016

      It’s great to hear that you want to volunteer Ishant. I’m definitely not an expert on volunteer opportunities in India. Have you taken a look at https://www.volunteeringindia.com/volunteer-delhi.html? That seems like a helpful site and one that might provide you some opportunities. I’d also suggest doing a few searches online to see what else you can find. Good luck!

  26. 54 Tammy Austin May 23, 2016

    I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana from a small Arkansas town a year ago. I do not work and at 56 years old I don’t know how to go about meeting people and making friends. My boyfriend suggested volunteering at something but I don’t know where to start. Any suggestions?

    1. 55 Jonathan Goldford June 1, 2016

      I think volunteering is a great way to meet new people. I’d suggest checking out the websites listed in the article to find opportunities that you would enjoy in New Orleans. Good luck!

  27. 56 Elias May 24, 2016

    I was volunteering at st joseph as a child care worker,so i want to go volunteer international so please help me

    1. 57 Jonathan Goldford June 1, 2016

      It’s great to hear you’ve been volunteering Elias. I’d suggest using the sites covered in the article to find new opportunities. Good luck!

  28. 58 David Hesron Shehemba June 14, 2016

    My name is David shehemba, a Managing Director for Enhancing Access to Health for Poverty Reduction – Tanzania. We are looking for a volunteer who will help us in our present undertakings. Please advise me what to do.

    1. 59 Miun Gleeson June 20, 2016

      Hi David,
      The resources cited in the article would be a good place to start. Good luck!

  29. 60 Dom June 27, 2016

    Hey there,

    I am looking to find volunteers to help a with a musical project.
    I will be based in Europe for the next 6 months but my colleague is a producer in Toronto.
    I work remotely but our main markets will be Ontario (Toronto), New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
    Any advice on where to post? How to go a bout it?
    We are small collective with vast experience in the music industry, particularly in Europe and are looking for younger people (18-30) to help with P.R., promotion and the like. If these people prove themselves down the road we could possibly hire them.

    Please me help me out, would be very appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Dom

    1. 61 Miun Gleeson July 6, 2016

      Hi Dom, we’d refer you to the resources in the blog post if your project is a nonprofit opportunity.

  30. 62 Adia June 27, 2016

    Hi everyone,

    I am part of a small group that started a Non Profit organization for homeless children in Burundi (Africa) called One Meal at a time. We are looking for ways to have the organization website built by a volunteer, since we are not so great at it ourselves 🙁
    Any ideas? Would greatly appreciate any advise. Thank you.

    1. 63 Miun Gleeson July 5, 2016

      Hi Adia. We’d suggest visiting the websites in the article to get started. Good luck!

  31. 64 Kyoyita Isreal June 28, 2016

    I am Kyoyita Isreal programs director of Love Uganda Foundation Uganda.We are looking for volunteers Child care/Ophanange,Poverty eradication,Farming,Water and sanitaion.

    1. 65 Miun Gleeson July 5, 2016

      Hi Kyoyita. Try visiting the websites in the article and see if they have opportunities that might be a good fit for you. Good luck!

  32. 66 OJUMU OLALEKAN August 9, 2016

    Good Day, am a young Nigerian committed to seeing a better Africa, I have volunteered for different NGOs in Nigeria in the area of education. Am a proponent of restoring the wonderful art of reading and the library. Currently am a volunteer for VSO, in which my volunteering ends next year march. I won’t mind if I get an Opportunity to volunteer outside Nigeria, especially in vulnerable societies in Africa and South America. Thanks

    1. 67 Jonathan Goldford August 10, 2016

      That’s great to hear Ojumu. I’m not sure what types of international opportunities are available at the websites listed in the article. If you’re looking to come to the United States, take a look at each of the websites in the article. Good luck!

  33. 68 ian melvin fernandez September 2, 2016

    Hi i’ve been volunteering at Gawad Kalinga here in the Philippines for quite a while now.. I want to try helping other organizations but i can’t find any leads.. I want push bounderies and try volunteering overseas…

    1. 69 Jonathan Goldford September 12, 2016

      Take a look at the websites listed in the article Ian. Hopefully those will be able to help you find opportunities abroad. Good luck!

  34. 70 Innocent Temu September 10, 2016

    Hi Jonathan,

    Greetings from Kilimanjaro Tanzania. I am Mr. Innocent Temu, Co Founder of Tz Rising a leading volunteer charity working with vulnerable groups in rural areas under the roof of the highest mountain in Africa (Mt.Kilimanjaro). We’re working with volunteers from different part of the world to eradicate poverty in rural areas. I would like to invite organizations and individuals who wish to Volunteer in Kilimanjaro Tanzania. It’s free to volunteer with us. NO volunteer fees. Come and experience the nature of Africa. Having chance to climb Mt.Kilimanjaro and/or doing Safaris.
    Regards

    Tz Rising

    1. 71 Jonathan Goldford September 12, 2016

      Thanks for reaching out. Hopefully you can also post on the websites listed in the article as well. Good luck!

  35. 72 Sarah September 14, 2016

    We have volunteering opportunities in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica if you are interested in coming to Central America then get in touch! http://www.inlexca.org. Thanks!

    1. 73 Jonathan Goldford September 19, 2016

      Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  36. 74 John Glennon September 26, 2016

    I would like to recommend you to visit http://www.bapscharities.org/usa/

    The work that BAPS Charities engages in with individuals, families and communities around the world is only made possible by the involvement of ordinary individuals with an extraordinary Spirit of Service. Join our volunteers in making a lasting impact on your community and get involved with BAPS Charities.

    For over a decade, BAPS Charities has been engaging in a wide array of charitable activities and projects in the United States while also supporting charitable projects around the world. It is through these activities and projects that our thousands of volunteers in centers across the United States are living the Spirit of Service.

    Need to just select your nearest location to get involved.

  37. 75 lina September 29, 2016

    I want volunteer work in a hospital at my area ga south hospital please how should i write the letter

    1. 76 Jonathan Goldford October 4, 2016

      If you’re looking for volunteers or want to volunteer yourself check out the websites listed in the article. They would be a good place to start.

  38. 77 Dhermendra Tiwari October 1, 2016

    I am planning to develop a large scale website for our free-teaching initiative http://www.mergeclassroom.org can you help us to recommend someone to help for it. some requirement are here:

    I am listing some function below:

    Sign Up/Registration – Google, Facebook, Linkedin
    Membership
    Courses : Free tests, Live test, Exams
    Chapter wise questions, class wise, random questions, 20,30, 50 question sessions
    Test Packs
    Blog
    Offers
    eCard- promo code
    Live Chat
    Contributor (feedback to revise or add questions)

    User dashboard

    Settings
    Transactions- coin system
    Special offers
    Past activities
    Option to save half exams and continue from saved one
    Donation at end of exam
    Invite others
    Admin

    User management
    Courses management
    Tests Management – Question Papers(images or formulas)
    membership
    offers
    promo codes

    1. 78 Jonathan Goldford October 4, 2016

      If you’re looking for an online marketing company to build your site you can either reach out to us through our website at https://wiredimpact.com/get-proposal/ or download our How to Choose the Right Web Design Company for Your Nonprofit guide at https://wiredimpact.com/guide/how-choose-web-design-company-nonprofit/.

      Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck with the site.

  39. 79 Pavithra Srivatsan October 3, 2016

    HI, I would like to to volunteer to an non-profit organization. Let me know the ways to proceed for that. I’m full time free young adult who would like to help people. TIA.

    1. 80 Jonathan Goldford October 4, 2016

      If you’re looking to volunteer check out the websites listed in the article. They would be a good place to start. Good luck.

  40. 81 Denise Kellogg October 4, 2016

    I am trying to help a non-profit organization get volunteers to demo houses. Can you help with places to post that we need volunteers? They have a website. But I need to know where to post, so we can get volunteers ASAP!!!

    Thanks

    1. 82 Jonathan Goldford October 12, 2016

      Thanks for reaching out Denise. Try posting the volunteer opportunities on the websites listed in the article. Those websites are probably a great place to start. Good luck!

  41. 83 annette mathis October 13, 2016

    My name is Annette Mathis i want to vounteer helping people where should i start.

    1. 84 Christine Soucy October 14, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Annette. Take a look at the volunteer opportunities listed on the websites in the post. Those websites are a great place to start if you’re looking for something new. Good luck!

  42. 85 Wilfred Anunda October 17, 2016

    A very amazing work you are doing .I run a non-profit organization in the Eastern parts of Kenya .

    1. 86 Christine Soucy October 19, 2016

      Thanks, Wilfred! I’m happy you found this post helpful.

  43. 87 Lahcen October 18, 2016

    Hi All,
    Hope everyones okay
    Looking for a volunteres that can help me according to my homestay in imlil valley

    Regards

    1. 88 Christine Soucy October 19, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Lahcen. Try posting on the websites listed in the article. Those are a great place to start. Good luck!

  44. 89 Caroline October 19, 2016

    I would like to suggest the volunteer agency Original Volunteers http://www.originalvolunteers.co.uk for your next round up of volunteer sites.

    Original Volunteers works with smaller organisations and charities abroad and although we organise everything for our volunteers we don’t charge the super high fees of many sending organisations. We always include a couple of projects which offer free stays for anyone on a budget.

    We are also interested in hearing from start-up projects and charities abroad in regions we don’t currently work with which may want to partner with us and be able to make use of volunteers, we have a lot of enquiries not just from younger students but from older volunteers with professional skills such as carpenters, builders, IT professionals and retired school teachers.

    Thank you 🙂

    1. 90 Christine Soucy October 19, 2016

      Thanks for the suggestion, Caroline. I’m looking forward to checking out your organization.

  45. 91 Seth October 23, 2016

    Becky’ s Foundation.org has volunteer / experiential learning opportunities in Ghana in the areas of education, healthcare, childcare-orphanage, disabilities or sports for social change.
    We will also appreciate if you could add us to your next round of volunteer organizations
    http://www.beckysfoundation.org

    1. 92 Christine Soucy October 26, 2016

      Thanks for sharing with us, Seth. To get the word out about your volunteer opportunities, try utilizing the websites listed in the post. Best of luck!

  46. 93 Zinsabaihtun October 27, 2016

    Dear Jonathan,

    I’m ZinsabaiHtu, and I’m from NYC. I recently found this website, I hope you could give me some advise. First of all,
    I would like to join animals Volunteering, and i always willing to help to other, however I don’t know how to start because I was a immigrants person, and i’ve been living in NYC since 2014, but the thing is I can’t speak too much English language although I was really interested in volunteering. I want to join in there and i fully hope that gives me a lot of experience to get a jobs. Also, I would like to know, if I decided to start this volunteering, what kind of certificate do I need? Because I’m not finish college here, if they asked me to give some documents about my education, I don’t have to give none of it Could you recommend which places are niche for me especially immigrants people? I looking forward to seeing your reply.

    Best regards,
    Htun

    1. 94 Christine Soucy October 28, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Htun! Try taking a look at the websites listed in the post for opportunities that you’re interested in. For some opportunities, you’ll need a certain set of skills or training, but there are others where that is not the case. Best of luck with your search!

  47. 95 Dr. Imani Tinda November 27, 2016

    Hello am Dr. Imani Tinda, Executive Director of Tanzania Youth with New Hope in Life Organization (TAYONEHO). The organization based Tanzania in East Africa.

    We have started Volunteer placement programme in Tanzania, receiving volunteers from Abroad.

    I would like to Ask which is the best way to get the volunteers? ????

    Which organizations in abroad we can partner so that can help us in getting volunteers? ???

    What are websites can allow us in posting our volunteer information apart from Idealist, Volunteer Match and Hands on network? ???

    1. 96 Christine Soucy November 30, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Imani. I’d recommend posting on the three sites in the post, then searching the web for similar sites based in other countries that also allow you to post volunteer opportunities. Posting opportunities on your website and making it easy for visitors to get involved from there is another great option. Plus, keeping active on social media and growing your network in that way could be a great tool to connect with other organizations and volunteers looking to go abroad. I hope that helps!

  48. 97 Tom Uhlhorn November 30, 2016

    Hey Jonathan,

    I’m with an Australia social enterprise called Vollie (www.vollie.com.au), we launched about 10 days ago and we specialise in helping people find volunteering opportunities that can be done remotely and use their skills for. For example, if you’re an accountant or a graphic designer, you can actually volunteer your skillset from anywhere in the world at any time, and the value that the non-profit gets is often worth significantly more than the money you can donate or raise individually.

    We tailor every project to ensure that it can be completed online by a single person, so there’s no risk of being asked to do a task too great to handle.

    I’d love it if you could include our website on your list, as we have about 30 charity partners that we’re currently onboarding and will need a lot of volunteers to help out!

    Cheers,

    Tom

    1. 98 Christine Soucy December 6, 2016

      Thanks for commenting, Tom. Try posting your opportunities on the sites listed out in the article to find volunteers for your nonprofit partners. We don’t update this article with new sites very frequently, but we’re happy to keep your comment on the site for others to find. Best of luck!

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