Centers for Resources and Information Serving Geographical Regions

Organizations providing support and services to volunteer-involving agencies and to individuals looking for volunteer opportunities. Some are national, but most are local. Many are called a variation of "volunteer center," These are nonprofit or public agencies, not membership associations for volunteer resources managers.

Looking for Volunteer Centers in the United States and Canada? We do not list individual Volunteer Centers for these countries because there are extensive lists of such clearinghouses available on other sites. See below for these clearinghouses.

United States


Corporation for National and Community Service

Includes AmeriCorps, Learn & Serve America, VISTA and other programs All Older American programs formerly under ACTION, such as RSVP, Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companion programs.

Corporation programs are administered in each state by a  "State Service Commission."  See the list of State Service Commissions at:


Points of Light

Points of Light is the parent body of HandsOn Network and coordinates a variety of special programs designed to boost American volunteerism. Thery are responsioble for National Volunteer Week celebrations each April and run something called the Civic Incubator to give a home to new projects.


Massachusetts Service Alliance


the Volunteer Center of the United Way of the Capital Region

At United Way of the Capital Region (Harrisburg), we focus on health, education, income and basic needs because these are the building blocks for a better life for us all. We help support more than 70 programs and services to create solutions to the needs in our community. We also launch our own initiatives and partner with local organizations and corporations to keep pace with our ever-changing community.



VolunteerNow® (formerly the Volunteer Center of North Texas) supports all causes that do good. They connect nonprofits and school – large and small – with the volunteer workforce needed to fulfill their missions using state-of-the-art proprietary software, This all-in-one resource streamlines the process of recruiting and managing volunteers. They also offer practical, cost-effective background checking and training and consulting on all phases of volunteer engagement and management.



Charity Village

Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector, with more than 3,000 pages of news, jobs, volunteer opportunities, resources, articles and links to sites for nonprofit professionals in Canada and around the world.

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Canada site (in English and French) offers many excellent resources, connects people with the country's volunteer center network, and runs special programs, including Canada's National Volunteer Week.

Volunteer Centres in Canada

Directory of all Canadian volunteer centers from Volunteer Canada.