Retire and Volunteer, Nonprofit List, List of Charities
Perhaps you are interested in volunteering for a charity or non-profit, but don't know where to start. A list of contact information and Web addresses is provided below to help you.
Volunteering is rewarding. It makes you feel like you are accomplishing something—that you are giving back —that you are helping people. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to meet people, make new friends and get out of the house. You can volunteer a day or two a week or in some cases even a few hours a day. Of course there are some seniors that volunteer every day and many who volunteer weeks or even months at a time.According to N Morrow-Howell, J Hinterlong , PA Rozario and F.Tang."Older adults who volunteer and who engage in more hours of volunteering report higher levels of well-being."
Work and Volunteer if You Like Animals Volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. When you’re not walking a dug, grooming a horse or mending a fence you can take a trip to nearby Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon is only a 90 minute drive.
There is no charge to volunteer and Best Friends has cabins and cottages priced from $60 to $140 a night. There are also many nearby hotels and resorts that offer a discount to volunteers at Best Friends. Click here for more information
Work and Volunteer check with volunteerinternational.org
Volunteer at tax time. Work directly with low-income families or seniors by volunteering to prepare their federal and state income tax returns. Choose between two IRS-sponsored, national programs – the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which trains volunteer tax preparers to work with families eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), which trains volunteer tax preparers to work primarily with seniors, taxpayers 60 and over. For more information and tax preparation sites near you, visit http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Tax-Volunteers.
Volunteer at a Ronald McDonald House There are so many ways you can help! From preparing a meal for our families to helping with house work, or volunteering at a fundraising event.
Home based volunteering opportunities
Volunteer your time in bite sized chunks, from your home, on demand and on your own terms. Benefit worthy causes to suit your lifestyle. Dip in and dip out with absolutely no commitment. Skilled / non-skilled actions available – Click here for more information and to reach Help From Home. Help From Home is based in Cardiff, United Kingdom
Volunteer to teach English, French or mathematics in Cambodia.
Also needed are professionals who can write Project Proposals for education projects and Organic Agriculture projects.Volunteers must pay for their own transportation and expenses but have the satisfaction helping children in Boeung Tumpon, Phnom Penh city and in Vihearsour commune, Khsach Kandal district, Kandal Province. For information go to www.hrado.org
Tel: +855 (0) 23 678 00 20 (Office Phone) Mobile Phone: +855 (0) 16 88 4003
Mentor students online Want to share your personal and professional experiences to help make a difference in a young person’s life? Evidence shows that e-mentoring has many of the same benefits as face-to-face mentoring, helping students stay in school and increasing the likelihood they will attend college or pursue their chosen career path. Click here
Senior Corps connects today’s 55+ 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. Volunteers receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability. You can find full details, as well as the local office, at Senior Corps
Volunteer Match helps seniors find places to volunteer. Just enter your ZIP code and you will see all kinds of local volunteer opportunities that are posted by charities and nonprofits. VolunteerMatch has helped hundreds of thousands find rewarding volunteer positions and their site lists the actual numbers for the major cities as well as some of the organizations that are what they call non-profit partners.
If you are looking for help or if you are looking to provide help to America's Small Businesses check out SCORE which has helped more than 7.5 million small businesses. SCORE's 10,500 volunteer counselors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.
Join SCORE Be a mentor. Help a small business owner succeed. SCORE's 10,500 volunteers give free, confidential advice to help hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs each year. SCORE business coaches-men and women, working and retired-counsel hundreds of thousands of small business owners from nearly 400 offices nationwide.
For information on the Peace Corp 50+ click here The Peace Corps offers a unique experience to make a difference around the world and bring the benefits of that experience back home. The personal and professional rewards of Peace Corps service last a lifetime.Deciding to apply to the Peace Corps takes research and deliberation. The following web sections are a great resource as you explore opportunities to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
AARP volunteer resource center. Tell them about your interests and availability and they will get back to you with ways you can help.
Boomer volunteering. Check out the Corporation for National & Community Service
Check out Points of Light is one of the world’s leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan legacy, Points of Light connects people to volunteer opportunities by interest and zip code.
Work for a charity or non-profit
Idealist.org is a nonprofit clearinghouse. The job board recently has thousands of jobs as well as a database of 80,000 nonprofits.
The Idealist Volunteer Resource Center can connect you to jobs but they are unpaid
Nonprofit Jobs Center has both paid part-time and full-time jobs and unpaid board of director type openings.
Commongood Careers is a search firm that places directors and managers into nonprofit organizations
The Philanthropy News Digest Jobs Board has openings at foundations and nonprofits.
The NonProfit Job Career Center allows you to search by keyword, field, location, salary, level (entry, experienced or internship) and required education.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has a Jobs page with jobs in the fundraising, executive, programming and administrative areas.
Contact information for charities and non-profits:
Click on "volunteer"
American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/involved/index Site shows you how to get involved
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Click on "Volunteer opportunities"
American Heart Association
Click on "local information" and choose a state
American Red Cross
Contact local chapter or call 800-435-7669
American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Enter "volunteer” in the search box
Animal Welfare Institute
e-mail them for volunteer information
Click on "become a volunteer"
Boy Scouts of America
Click on "site map" screen down to "volunteer opportunities"
Click on "get involved"
Click on "how to join"
Child Welfare League of America
Click on "membership"
Girl Scouts of the USA
Go to "search" and type in "volunteer"
Click on "get active"
Guide Dog Foundation
Click on the “volunteer programs”
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
Click on "site map" and then click on "how to become a volunteer"
IRS Tax Volunteers
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly
Jewish National Fund
Click on "volunteer"
Click on "volunteer"
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Go to "ways to help" and click on "volunteer"
National Park Service
Volunteer in our parks
Click on "volunteer opportunities"
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Protect our natural resources
Lung Cancer Alliance
Description: The Lung Cancer Alliance provides resources to lung cancer patients and their families.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Go to "how to help" and click on "volunteer”
Resources and assistance to those with asbestos related diseases provided free of charge. This is a resource and not a non-profit. Click here.
Mesothelioma Group http://mesotheliomagroup.com/
The Salvation Army
Background and history
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
To volunteer open http://www.stjude.org/volunteers
Susan G. Komen Foundation http://ww5.komen.org/
"Click on volunteer opportunity