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Action Without Borders (Idealist)
Offers a database that allows nonprofits to list their volunteer opportunities throughout the world.


Unique international program offering the management of volunteers for nonprofit conferences and events, at no charge except expenses.  For eligibility details and a summary of their work, see:

Links for Change
New site - allows organizations to list their volunteer needs, and helps match them with appropriate volunteers.

Online Volunteering service
A free service provided by the United Nations Volunteers programme that connects development organizations with online volunteers. Volunteers can apply to hundreds of online opportunities. Organizations can post assignments and access worldwide expertise

Soziale Helfer
A website listing volunteer work in social work and health care for Germany. The user can add offers and requests for free.

Take Part
With the tagline "Inspiration to Action." An independent online community that connects its members directly to the issues that inspire them to en
gage, contribute and take action.

True Travellers Society
A Canadian not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to global volunteer/opportunities and building an online community of likeminded individuals who can share this information. Accessing all the information and becoming a member are both free. After becoming a member, organizations can post volunteer opportunities.

Universal Giving
Supports internationally-focused NGOs through donations and volunteer time. Qualified organizations may register opportunities at:

Volunteer Abroad Africa
Whether you are looking for a change of career, a year-out, a chance to improve your skills and experience or you are an organization looking for a volunteer, we can help.

Volunteers for Prosperity
Bush Administration initiative designed to mobilize skilled American volunteers to meet health and prosperity needs around the world in shorter, more flexible assignments than Peace Corps. International organizations (and American organizations sending volunteers abroad) can register placement opportunities. assists volunteers in sidestepping profit orientated volunteer agencies by listing locally based hostels worldwide that link guests to volunteer projects within the community for no extra cost.

World Wide Helpers
Volunteers can search low cost and no cost projects for free and non profits post your projects for free.

A site "revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other." Nonprofits can post their board member vacancies and individuals interested in board service can browse what might suit their interests.

Break Away
A site promoting quality university semester break experiences.

Jobs and volunteer opportunities "where others only visit," such as parks and environmental projects.

Sweat Monkey
Focused on connecting students to local organizations.  Still in start-up mode as of mid 2009.

Web portal for federal government volunteer opportunities in the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Interior, and Veterans Affairs, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S.A. Freedom Corps.

Volunteer America

Opportunities to volunteer through a variety of government agencies (see list at

Working for Change Activism Opportunities of political advocacy issues and how to do something about them. Focuses on online action.

Christian Volunteering
Run by TechMission, aims to "match hundreds of thousands of volunteers with urban ministries and short term missions opportunities."  Organizations across the US and internationally may post opportunities as a local volunteer, virtual volunteer, short term missionary, or intern.

HealthCare Volunteer 
A free portal to connect health professionals (or all kinds) to volunteering opportunities around the world. Organizations may post opportunities to recruit health care volunteers.
The "microvolunteering network" run by The Extraordinaries, that specifically helps organizations and online volunteers connect for microvolunteering opportunties.

Organizations can post international volunteer opportunities for free on this site.

Jolly People
Promotes charity events around the world, particularly single-day and celebrity-based activities for fundraising.

MD Charity Match
Site specifically focused on recruiting and placing medical doctors into volunteer positions anywhere in the world. Post opportunities at
Portal site connecting to volunteer centers that have online databases for volunteer opportunities in their local areas. Click through to each city and follow each set of instructions to post a volunteer opportunity in that area.

All for Good
Aggregates postings from several major web volunteer opportunitiy registries, but also allows organizations to submit listings directly.
Nonprofits register for online donations and to post their volunteer opportunities.

A for-profit company creating Web-based community guides for selected cities in the U.S. (and expanding to other countries as well). If your organization is in a CitySearch city and involves a large number of volunteers, you can post your volunteer opportunities on the CitySearch Web site for your area, and have a link from CitySearch to your own Web site (as applicable).

Cluttered but chock-full site that permits free posting of all sorts of classified ads, with a category clearly noted as "volunteers."  Click on your city of choice from the growing list - now adding Canada and the UK, too.

Welcomes posting of paid and volunteer internships of all kinds; free to nonprofits.

Cluttered but chock-full site that permits free posting of all sorts of classified ads, with a category clearly noted as "volunteers."  This URL takes you to the Montreal page; click on for Toronto and Vancouver (more cities planned).

Get Involved!
A networking website that hooks up Canadian volunteers with not-for-profits in need.

Good Work!
Post to a daily e-mailing to over 2,000 people seeking opportunities in environment, sustainable living, organics, food issues, peace and human rights.

The Interchange
Linking Christian volunteers and organizations in Canada and abroad.
Created by 2010 Legacies Now to ensure thousands of experienced and enthusiastic event volunteers in time for the 2010 Olympic and

 Empowerment Magazine

Seeking Freelance Volunteer Writers and Photographers. The magazine

is a quarterly online and print mental health publication  dedicated to promoting overall wellness and resiliency for Greater Sacramento

Send your inspiring story, poem, artwork or photographs to or call 916 222-7541.

One Brick
Brings volunteers together to support local non-profit organizations, with a twist:  after each volunteer event -- which typically lasts 3 to 4 hours -- volunteersare invited to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.  Has chapters in NY, DC, Chicago, and SF, and is expanding.

A web site linking individuals looking to volunteer with non-profits in their area looking for help. Visitors search by area code.

Focuses on volunteerism and community service, including a place to post volunteer opportunities.


SmartVolunteer is a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to matching skilled professionals with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits and charities.  Our database of volunteers and nonprofits is growing each day.  Registering with us will ensure maximum exposure.

Volunteer Match
The largest online database of volunteer opportunities, both on site and virtual, sponsored by Impact Online. VolunteerMatch is forming partnerships with other Web portals and therefore registering with VolunteerMatch assures that you are, in effect, "cross-posted" on many other sites. However, VolunteerMatch only accepts U.S. opportunities. 

Volunteer Solutions
Portal helping local Volunteer Centers connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their communities. Users first find the database for their zip code and then are taken to where they can register (or search) volunteer opportunities locally.

On Your Feet Project
To engage young adults in community service and activism by educating them about diverse nonprofit organizations and creating opportunities for direct community involvement.  Chapters in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston.

Single Volunteers
Each local group has a Website and encourages postings from agencies.

Innovative site that assists in "organizing local gatherings about anything, anywhere." This free service already has community volunteer topics listed and would be an approach to test if you are seeking people with very special interests.  Also enable "volunteerists" to get together to plan community service projects (

Nerd World 
May sound like a joke, but this site for the self-proclaimed "nerdly lifestyle" lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities.

Opportunities in the USA (general)
In addition to the sites below, check out your local volunteer center's Web site as many have now started online directories of opportunities in their local area.


India: iVolunteer

Opportunities in Mexico


Desire of Ages Volunteer Network