Volunteer Resources

World Wide Resources

www.idealist.org - Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.

www.peacecorps.gov - The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals: Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

 

National Resources

www.cncs.gov - 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, United We Serve.

www.servicenation.org -  Service Nation is a campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in our society is a campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in our society

www.pointsoflight.org - Through three innovative and dynamic business units, Points of Light Institute helps put people at the center of transforming their communities. 

www.handsonnetwork.org - HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities.

www.campuscompact.org - Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.

www.nationalservice.gov - 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, United We Serve.

www.learnandserve.gov - Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills.

www.serve.gov - United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn.

www.servicelearning.org - Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC) supports the service-learning community in higher education, kindergarten through grade twelve, community-based organizations, tribal programs, and all others interested in strengthening schools and communities using service-learning techniques and methodologies.

www.ysa.org - Youth Service America improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.

www.volunteeringinamerica.gov - Volunteering In America provides access volunteering trends, statistics, tools, resources, and information for the nation, U.S. regions, states, and major cities. You will also be able to see how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering.

www.kidsconsortium.org - KIDS Consortium helps transform classrooms and communities through an award-winning educational model that has touched more than a quarter-million students to date.

www.nonprofitready.org - Free online resource for courses in non-profit training and development.

 

Successful Marketing Campaigns For Service:

www.bethechangeinc.org - Be the Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of non-profits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector and civic leaders, academics, and citizens. 

www.liveunited.org - United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

www.dosomething.org - DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about.

www.cityyear.org - City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.

 

State Resources

www.massnonprofitnet.org - Nonprofit organizations make tremendous contributions to the quality of life in Massachusetts by providing assistance to communities and individuals. In 2007, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network was launched as a statewide organization to help strengthen these nonprofits so they can better carry out their missions.

www.doe.mass.edu/csl - Community Service Learning (CSL) is an instructional methodology or process that integrates community service as a tool for implementing curriculum frameworks. 

www.mass-service.org - The Massachusetts Service Alliance, established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism.  Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact.

volunteer.truist.com/mass-service/volunteer/- Connect and Serve website where you can find volunteer opportunities to get matched to based on your interested. This is produced by the Massachusetts Service Alliance.

 

Local Resources

www.unitedwayofgnb.org - United Way of Greater New Bedford is one of over 1,300 independent, self-governing United Way organizations throughout the United States and is overseen by a local Board of Directors. Our service area covers nine communities, including: New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham. It takes everyone in our community working together to create a brighter future. United Way of Greater New Bedford brings people from all across the region – local businesses, volunteer groups, nonprofits and concerned citizens – together to tackle community issues. 

www.myfallriver.org - MyFallRiver.org connects the community of Fall River, Massachusetts.

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