Volunteer Resource Information Center

Find your perfect place in the world of volunteerism!

Giva wholeheartedly believes in the power of one person's ability to affect change in the world, let alone one other person's life, just by being willing to take that first step in offering their time, skills, talents, etc., to help others. In that spirit, we have created this Volunteer Resource Information Center to assist people in finding their perfect place in the world of volunteerism!

Volunteering (v): an unpaid activity in which a person offers his/her time to help a not-for-profit organization or an unrelated individual

Tips For Getting Started

Ask yourself...

  • What am I passionate about?
  • What are the skills and talents I can offer?
  • How can my skills and talents help a community organization?
  • What population(s) do I enjoy most or would like to explore?
  • Would I rather work independently or with others?
  • How much time and responsibility am I ready to commit?
 

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Learn or develop new skills
  • Be part of the community
  • Motivation and sense of achievement
  • Boost your career options
  • New interests/hobbies
  • Meeting new people
  • Problem solving
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Lower levels of depression
  • Greater physical health

Upcoming Volunteering Webinars

Resources

Volunteer Matching Sites

http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/

http://www.allforgood.org/

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.networkforgood.org/volunteer/

http://www.pointsoflight.org/

http://www.voa.org/

http://volunteer.truist.com/

https://www.catchafire.org/

http://createthegood.org/

https://www.volunteer.gov/

http://www.christianvolunteering.org/about.jsp

http://www.networkforgood.org/volunteer/

http://www.pointsoflight.org/jobs

http://www.handsonnetwork.org/actioncenters/find

 

U.S. Government-Sponsored Volunteer Programs

http://www.nationalservice.gov/

http://www.serve.gov/

http://www.peacecorps.gov/

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps

http://www.volunteer.gov/

http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps

 

International Volunteering Opportunities

http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/

http://www.unv.org/

http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/

http://charity.org/

http://www.globalservicecorps.org/

http://www.transitionsabroad.com/

http://geovisions.org/

http://www.voluntourism.org/

http://www.govoluntouring.com/

http://www.i-to-i.com/

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

http://www.unv.org/

http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/

https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/

 

Students & Youth Volunteering Opportunities

http://www.cityyear.org/

http://www.nationalservice.gov/

https://www.dosomething.org/

http://www.yvc.org/

http://nylc.org/

http://www.volunteer.va.gov/StudentProgram.asp

http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms

https://www.experiencegla.com/

https://www.childrens.com/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-time-and-talents/student-volunteer-program

http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/high-school-specials/

http://www.isvolunteers.org/

https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/

 

Professionals & Executives Volunteering Opportunities

https://www.catchafire.org/

http://www.nationalservice.gov/

http://www.taprootfoundation.org/

http://www.handsonnetwork.org/

http://www.iesc.org/

http://www.fsvc.org/

http://escus.org/

https://www.score.org/

https://vimclinic.org/

https://www.score.org/volunteer

https://vimclinic.org/

 

Older Adults & Retiree Volunteering Opportunities

http://createthegood.org/

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps

http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/

http://www.retiredbrains.com/senior-living-resources/volunteering

http://www.voa.org/older-adults

https://www.profellow.com/fellowships/fellowships-for-older-adults-you-are-never-too-old-to-change-the-world/

 

Virtual & Microvolunteering Opportunities

https://www.catchafire.org/

https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/index.html

http://www.techsoup.org/community/community-initiatives/donate-your-brain

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?v=true

http://helpfromhome.org/

http://virtualvolunteering.wikispaces.com/?responseToken=01b032d0f3db5315352d19662cc9fffa5

http://nonprofit.about.com/od/volunteers/a/payvolun.htm

http://virtualvolunteering.wikispaces.com/