Volunteer Resources

Lists of Resources

Online Volunteering

  • Crisis Text Line
    Here’s a perfect example of technology being used for good. Become a volunteer to help the Crisis Text Line continue to offer free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. If you’re at least 18 and can commit to volunteering four hours each week, you can apply to be trained for free.
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteer
    The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, but even they could use a little help sometimes. Help make their collections more accessible by volunteering online to transcribe historical documents or edit Wikipedia articles related to their artifacts and research.
  • United Nations Volunteering
    If you’re looking to take your online volunteering worldwide, this is the place to start. UNV connects you with organizations working for peace and development in need of skills like research, writing, art, and design. There are already over 12,000 volunteers from 187 countries lending their talents to organizations around the globe.
  • Zooniverse
    Zooniverse is a platform for people-powered research that literally wouldn’t be possible (or practical) without the help of online volunteers. Spend as much or as little time as you’d like identifying endangered animals, classifying galaxy systems, or transcribing Shakespearean manuscripts.

Volunteer Site Search

  • All For Good
    A custom volunteer opportunity oriented search engine that is powered by the largest database of volunteer opportunities on the Internet.
  • Do Something
    Service site specifically for teens and young adults. Their call to action is always something that has a real impact and doesn’t require money, an adult, or a car.
  • North Texas Area United Way
    Let United Way match you to an area of need.
  • Student Volunteer Guide
    This guide aims to inform you how to find a volunteer opportunity that best fits your comfort, abilities, and interests to create a positive and productive volunteering experience.
  • United We Serve
    United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn
  • Volunteer Match
    Visit this website with opportunities in all 50 states
  • Volunteer Center of North Texas
    Find your volunteer opportunities for North Texas

Post-Graduation Resources

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
    The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative.
  • FoodCorps, Inc.
    FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids’ health, education, and sense of belonging. Through hands-on food education, nourishing school meals, and advancing equity through food, FoodCorps shows up where kids and food meet.
  • How to Include Volunteer Experience on your Resume
    How to put volunteer experience on resumes. When to add volunteer resume work to work experience. How to list volunteer work on a resume to make employers notice.
  • International Volunteer HQ
    International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides affordable, safe and responsible volunteer abroad programs in 30 different countries around the world.
  • Learn How to Become
    In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit.

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