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Discover Volunteer Opportunities

Got some free time? Here's how you can find community development volunteer opportunities near you (or remote!)

01 July 2023

Written by Public Spirit

If you're here, you've already taken the first step to making an impact by learning what you can do to help. If you have more time to give, here are some tips on finding volunteer opportunities near you. 

Start by searching online using keywords like "volunteer opportunities in [your city/town]" or "community development volunteer [your location]." This can help you discover local organizations actively seeking volunteers.

There are also websites dedicated to connecting volunteers with organizations in need. Websites like VolunteerMatch.org, Idealist.org, and Points of Light Engage allow you to search for volunteer opportunities based on your interests and location.

Otherwise, here are some national organizations supporting specific community development work that could use your help: 

Affordable Housing 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a renowned nonprofit organization that builds and rehabilitates homes for families in need. They often work towards creating low-income housing to help support community development.

Find Local Volunteer Opportunities Here.

First-Gen College Prep

America Needs You

America Needs You is nonprofit organization that focuses on helping first-generation college students achieve their educational and career goals. The organization's primary goal is to provide mentorship and support to these students throughout their college journey and beyond. ANY operates in several cities across the U.S.

Find Local Or Remote Volunteer Opportunities Here.

Economic Empowerment

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is a nonprofit organization that supports women in achieving economic independence by providing professional attire, career development tools, and resources. They offer programs focused on work readiness and financial literacy.

Find Local Volunteer Opportunities Here.

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