Websites where you can find unique and life-enhancing volunteer positions.
We know there are hundreds of websites that list volunteer opportunities, but that in itself can be problematic. Sometimes it’s hard to get started or figure out what to do because there’s just too much information. So we’ve put together three great websites that can simplify the process and make it easier for you to find a volunteer opportunity wherever you live, and that suit your specific interests and needs.
Some of the opportunities presented on these websites are not your run-of-the-mill soup kitchen kinds of positions (not that there’s anything wrong with those). Many are unique and life-enhancing, and we’re all about unique and life-enhancing.
They claim to list more than 100,000 nonprofits around the world. And that may be an accurate number — when I plug in my little town on Long Island, NY into their search box, over 500 organizations pop up. That’s impressive, but what I particularly like about this website is they go to great lengths to match you up (hence, the name) with a position that matters to you. You can, for example, limit your search to just those organizations that focus on animals and wildlife, health and medicine, education/literacy, children, homeless, housing, environmental issues — in fact, to almost anything to which you feel an emotional connection. As a retired entrepreneur, I was able to find volunteer positions to mentor foreign born students and young professionals right in my little town.
To learn more, go to volunteermatch.org.