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Volunteers give their time, energy, and skills for the greater good. The field of volunteering is growing, and both volunteers and the service opportunities available become more diverse. Today, everyone from school children to retired individuals give back to their community. Even families and groups can find opportunities to volunteer together.
Volunteers can find both long-term opportunities and short-term or even one-time only events at which to serve. Volunteers can serve in a variety of settings: hospitals, religious organizations, schools, homeless shelters, food banks… With so many options, it can be difficult to find the right opportunity for you. This website can link you to volunteer centers and other organizations that can help you find the best volunteer opportunity for you.
Volunteer centers are the ideal place to find the right volunteer opportunity for you.
Click here to find a volunteer center near you.
If you don't have a volunteer center near you, you may still find a variety of volunteer opportunities at a volunteer matching website.
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Together, the programs of the Corporation engage more than two million Americans each year in meeting critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas.
Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than half a million Americans age 55 and older to meet a wide range of community needs through three programs: RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions. Among other activities, RSVP volunteers help local police departments conduct safety patrols, participate in environmental projects, provide intensive educational services to children and adults, and respond to natural disasters. Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people with special needs. Senior Companions help homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes.
AmeriCorps engages more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. Members serve with national nonprofit organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and Teach for America, as well as with hundreds of smaller community organizations, both secular and faith-based. Other members serve with AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a team-based residential program for adults 18 to 24 years old, or in low-income communities with AmeriCorps*VISTA. For more information about serving with AmeriCorps, visit http://www.americorps.gov/.
Learn and Serve
Learn and Serve America provides grants to schools, colleges, and nonprofit groups to support efforts to engage 1.5 million students each year in community service linked to educational goals. Learn and Serve America is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps and AmeriCorps. For more information about Learn and Serve Indiana, visit http://www.doe.state.in.us/opd/srvlrn/.