North American Websites to Register Volunteer Opportunities

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General: any and all types of volunteering


Enabling everyone to list, find, coordinate, and measure their impact in the community. Our mission is to enable everyone in the world to participate and engage in lifting their community to new heights. We do so by providing a platform to list, find, organize and measure the impact of service and volunteerism in the community. It starts with one volunteer to build an army that will help improve the world.


United States

General: any and all types of volunteering

Portal site connecting to volunteer centers that have online databases for volunteer opportunities in their local areas. Click through to each city and follow each set of instructions to post a volunteer opportunity in that area.

All for Good

Aggregates postings from several major web volunteer opportunitiy registries, but also allows organizations to submit listings directly.

Business Volunteers Unlimited

The Volunteer Center at BVU is your one-stop destination to make a difference by choosing from among hundreds of volunteer opportunities. Our free service allows you to look for volunteer opportunities that address the issues that are close to your heart - arts and culture, animals, the environment, hunger, education, literacy, homelessness and many, many more.

Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse

Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse (CVC) promotes volunteer opportunities serving Cambridge, MA, particularly for agencies addressing critical community need. In so doing, CVC guides individuals toward positions that fit their interests, time and talents.


A for-profit company creating Web-based community guides for selected cities in the U.S. (and expanding to other countries as well). If your organization is in a CitySearch city and involves a large number of volunteers, you can post your volunteer opportunities on the CitySearch Web site for your area, and have a link from CitySearch to your own Web site (as applicable).

Create the Good

Service started by AARP to reach older people but especially Baby Boomers, emphasizing flexible-time volunteer opportunities.


The "social network for volunteers." Helps "volunteers find volunteer opportunities they’re passionate about in their local community and beyond, log volunteer hours, communicate with friends and create a volunteer resume."


GozAround is a community service connecting the caretakers with those who need care. It is offer volunteer opportunities for organizations. It is not just about financial donations but goes a step further and offers services through organized volunteers from around the world. At GozAround you can post your help and volunteers can earn points through our help programs.

Helpline Center

For updated list of volunteer opportunities in the Sioux Empire and the Black Hills area of South Dakota. 


Welcomes posting of paid and volunteer internships of all kinds; free to nonprofits.

One Brick

Brings volunteers together to support local non-profit organizations, with a twist: after each volunteer event -- which typically lasts 3 to 4 hours -- volunteersare invited to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting. Has chapters in NY, DC, Chicago, and SF, and is expanding.


A web site linking individuals looking to volunteer with non-profits in their area looking for help. Visitors search by area code.


Focuses on volunteerism and community service, including a place to post volunteer opportunities.


SmartVolunteer is a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to matching skilled professionals with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits and charities. Our database of volunteers and nonprofits is growing each day. Registering with us will ensure maximum exposure.

The Volunteer Center for Clay, Cherokee and Towns Counties

An online portal for volunteer opportunities for agencies that partner with us.

Volunteer Match

The largest online database of volunteer opportunities, both on site and virtual, sponsored by Impact Online. VolunteerMatch is forming partnerships with other Web portals and therefore registering with VolunteerMatch assures that you are, in effect, "cross-posted" on many other sites. (VolunteerMatch only accepted U.S. opportunities until 2014, when it began to serve other countries as well.)

Volunteer Wisconsin

A statewide organization to support and grow volunteerism in Wisconsin. Through its website, volunteers can search for opportunities across the state. Nonprofits can post opportunities, access a calendar of upcoming volunteer management training opportunities, find options for volunteer recognition, download templates to support their work, and apply to host an AmeriCorps member. Volunteer Wisconsin also offers free webinars and trainings annually which are open to all. Find us on Facebook!

Volunteering Solutions

Portal helping local Volunteer Centers connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their communities. Users first find the database for their zip code and then are taken to where they can register (or search) volunteer opportunities locally.


Specializing in a specific type of volunteer work, setting or skill


A site "revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other." Nonprofits can post their board member vacancies and individuals interested in board service can browse what might suit their interests.

Break Away

A site promoting quality university semester break experiences.


Catchafire is dedicated to helping organizations create skills-based volunteer consulting projects and then find professionals to volunteer to complete them.  Note that this service is not free, but it could help you if you are looking for serious pro bono help.

Not free. Prices are explained on site.

Jobs and volunteer opportunities "where others only visit," such as parks and environmental projects.


Innovative site that assists in "organizing local gatherings about anything, anywhere." This free service already has community volunteer topics listed and would be an approach to test if you are seeking people with very special interests. Also enable "volunteerists" to get together to plan community service projects (

Single Volunteers

Each local group has a Website and encourages postings from agencies.

Volunteer America

Opportunities to volunteer through a variety of government agencies (see list at

Volunteer Referral Service - Youth Mentoring

Service run by the National Mentoring Partnership to connect interested volunteers to quality youth mentoring programs.


Web portal for federal government volunteer opportunities in the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Interior, and Veterans Affairs, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S.A. Freedom Corps.


Specializing in a specific type of volunteer work, setting or skill

Good Work!

"We help organizations of all kinds to find environmentally minded staff, managers, consultants, board members, interns and volunteers. With over 12,000 postings to date, GoodWork is the first place Canadians look for work in green and environmental fields. GoodWork's mission is to connect those who genuinely care about the environment with the many opportunities — the important work — that needs to be done."™

Created by 2010 Legacies Now to ensure thousands of experienced and enthusiastic event volunteers in time for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and that every community can build their own group of event volunteers. Organizations may list special event opportunities at the site.