Put your wisdom into action as a volunteer with these programs and organizations. For additional opportunities, check out these volunteer networks and search engines.


Canada Youth Business Foundation
National charity connects mentors with entrepreneurs aged 18 to 34. Provides promising young leaders with two years of mentoring, pre-launch coaching, start-up financing and access to business resources.

Global Volunteers
Programs are organized at the request of local leaders and indigenous host organizations and focus on human and economic development projects important to the host community's long-term future. One to three-week volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Pacific.

Habitat for Humanity International®
Ecumenical Christian housing ministry using volunteer labor and donated money and materials to build and rehabilitate simple houses to eliminate housing poverty and homelessness.

International Senior Lawyers Project
Provides volunteer legal services by experienced attorneys to advance democracy and the rule of law in developing countries.


Ignatian Lay Volunteer Corps
Non-profit organization for anyone over 50 who wants to work with and advocate for the poor in their community. Volunteers typically serve two days a week for 10 months each year in local agencies.

Peace Corps
Sends volunteers worldwide to develop self-sustaining projects in agriculture, business, education and health.

United Nations Volunteers
Shares information on applying for national and international volunteer experiences, offering primarily long-term service projects.

Volunteers in Medicine Institute
Recruits retired medical professionals to volunteer in clinics in more than 15 states to supply free medical and dental services to those who do not have access to healthcare.


Website to connect to volunteer opportunities that match your skills and interests.

Care2 make a difference
Largest online community of people passionate about making a difference.

Executive Service Corps
Network of non-profit consulting organizations that recruit people with experience in senior positions to provide affordable consulting to non-profits, schools and government agencies.

Hands On Network
Network of organizations across the country that develop volunteer projects in partnership with community-based agencies and then recruit and manage teams of volunteers to staff them.

Princeton Project 55
Non-profit that taps into alumni groups from Princeton and other colleges and universities to work for the public good.

America’s largest volunteer network for those over 55. Offers pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.

National network of retired and working executives who volunteer free business counseling and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Volunteers of America®
Alliance dedicated to creating a national movement of corporate retiree volunteer leadership and service.

World Volunteer Web
Part of the UN Volunteers Programme providing a global clearinghouse for information, resources and organizations linked to volunteerism around the world


Online search engine that links potential volunteers with opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Volunteer Solutions
The United Way's national search engine that allows individuals to look for local volunteer opportunities in a wide range of areas.


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