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List of Volunteer Options
Ability House Program In partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates, each ABILITY House is an accessible home built for a family where one or more members have health conditions or disabilities. The project also reaches out to volunteers, including veterans and students with disabilities, to help build the homes.
AmeriCorps AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members serve full- or part-time over a 9- to 12-month period. Programs allow people of all ages and backgrounds to obtain help paying for education in exchange for a year of service.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over to improve the quality of their lives. For AARP Volunteer opportunities, go to
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) The Corporation is the nation’s largest grant maker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to address critical community needs.
DisabilityPreparedness.gov provides opportunities to get involved in the community. You can find information on the critical roles played by individuals with and without disabilities in emergency preparedness.
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. On any one day, more than 27,000 committed individuals representing dozens of nationalities can be found providing assistance to people caught in crises around the world. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others who work together.
Experience Corps The 2,000 Experience Corps members tutor and mentor in 23 cities across the country, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry which uses volunteers and seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by building houses around the world. They have built over 300,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.5 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, and affordable shelter.
Healthcare volunteer connects volunteers interested in healthcare-related volunteering to opportunities in the field, free of charge.
Indicorps provides volunteer opportunities to give your time and skills towards progress in India.
International training, internships, recruitment and volunteer opportunities website provides links to a variety of international training, employment and volunteer opportunities
Jewish Family Service understands volunteers are valuable resources that make an immeasurable impact, not only on the agency, but on the community as a whole.
Metropolitan Family Service provides opportunities for skilled volunteers to give their time, talent and expertise to provide services to strengthen the community through proven programs.
Peace Corps Peace Corps volunteers work all over the world, address the global needs as they arise and continue to do important work like bringing clean water to communities and teaching children, today's Volunteers also work in areas like HIV/AIDS awareness, information technology, and business development.
Points of Light Institute embraces service and civic engagement as fundamental to a purposeful life and essential to a healthy world. With more than 20 years of history, the institute is the largest national volunteer footprint in the nation.
Senior Corps connects today’s over 55s with the people and organizations that need them most. It helps them become mentors, coaches or companions to people in need, or contribute their job skills and expertise to community projects and organizations. Senior Corps currently links more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities. Their contributions of skills, knowledge, and experience make a real difference to individuals, nonprofits, and faith-based and other community organizations throughout the United States.
Serve.gov is an online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) SHIP is a national program offering one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. To become a volunteer counselor, go to http://www.shiptalk.org/Public/home.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fDefault.aspx and contact the local program in which you would be interested in volunteering.
Volunteer.gov/gov is America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal to search and apply for volunteer opportunities that suit interests and availability
Volunteer Match is a national nonprofit that helps visitors find volunteer opportunities by location, interest area, and/or keyword.
Institute on Aging
720 Martin Luther King Blvd., CB #1030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1030
phone 919-966-9444 | fax 919-966-0510
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