North American Websites to Register Volunteer Opportunities

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United States

General: any and all types of volunteering

1-800-VOLUNTEER.org

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.

CharityAmerica.com

Nonprofits register for online donations and to post their volunteer opportunities.

CitySearch

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).

Craigslist

Cluttered but chock-full site that permits free posting of all sorts of classified ads, with a category clearly noted as "volunteers." Click on your city of choice from the growing list - now adding Canada and the UK, too.

Create the Good

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

GiveGab

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

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.

Free
Happy Volunteering

Free site to list "simple" volunteer activities, especially those connected with working shifts at special events.

Helpline Center

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

Free
Internships4You

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

NobleHour

A social platform for civic engagement that focuses on connecting communities. Free for organizations to post opportunities and volunteers to verify and track hours.

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.

PlanetVolunteer

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

ServeNet

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

SmartVolunteer

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.

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 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

boardnetUSA

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

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.
CoolWorks

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

give&score

give&score connects un-/underemployed recent college graduate-volunteers with nonprofit organizations to complete important professional projects. Upon joining give&score, you gain access to our vast database of recently graduated volunteers. Because all projects are completed online, you’re able to utilize the skills and talents of volunteers across the country.

Not free. Prices are explained on site.
Make A Difference Day

Each October, sponsored by USA Weekend. Includes a database of volunteer opportunities for the Day.

Free
Meetup

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 (http://volunteerism.meetup.com).

On Your Feet Project

To engage young adults in community service and activism by educating them about diverse nonprofit organizations and creating opportunities for direct community involvement. Chapters in New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Boston.

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 http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/partners.cfm)

Volunteer Referral Service - Youth Mentoring

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

Volunteer.Gov/Gov

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.

Working for Change Activism Opportunities

Listing of political advocacy issues and how to do something about them. Focuses on online action.

Canada

General: any and all types of volunteering

Craigslist (Canada)

Cluttered but chock-full site that permits free posting of all sorts of classified ads, with a category clearly noted as "volunteers." This URL takes you to the Montreal page; click on other Canadian cities. Site can also be viewed in French.

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." 

The Interchange

Linking Christian volunteers and organizations in Canada and abroad.

VolWeb.ca™

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.

Virtual and Micro-volunteering Only

Koodonation

Based in Canada, the site is not necessarily limited to Canadian microvolunteering opportunities.