Last week was National Volunteer Week. If you got swept up in the spirit, we’ve got some great tools to get you started any week of the year:
- Want to volunteer, but not sure where or how? Our volunteering resources can help define what you’re looking for.
- Or dive right in and search through thousands of volunteer opportunities.
- If you’re looking to get away, be sure to take a look at our International Volunteering resources.
- And if you are or want to be a professional volunteer manager, don’t miss this.
Volunteering can take lots of forms, from helping out at a one-time event to serving on a nonprofit’s board of directors. Here’s a little snapshot of what you’ll find if you search Idealist for ways to get involved:
13,179: Current volunteer opportunities on Idealist.org
3,962: Opportunities outside the U.S.
11,163: People whose profiles say they’re looking for a volunteer opportunity.
Volunteer whenever you can:
184: Opportunities that take less than one hour, one time
3,560: Opportunities to help out during the weekend
8,362: Volunteer opportunities with a flexible schedule
817: Late night volunteer opportunities
Enjoy the perks:
4,891: Volunteer opportunities that provide training
3,158: Opportunities that provide housing
3,022: Opportunities that provide language and cultural support
Volunteer full time:
431: Americorps volunteer opportunities
Help people help out:
19: Volunteer Coordinator jobs
72: Volunteer Coordinator volunteer opportunities
Find something for everyone:
92: Opportunities that involving hiking
24: Opportunities that involve clowns
1: Opportunity that involves line dancing
129: Opportunities that involve singing
443: Opportunities that involve Facebook
Volunteering is a great way to expand your knowledge, help out your community, and apparently spend some time on Facebook in the name of the greater good. There’s something for every skill, interest, and schedule, so take a look at the needs in your community.
What’s the best volunteer experience you ever had? Looking for something specific we can help you find? Let us know in the comments!