VolunteerA volunteer is a person who performs or offers to perform a service out of his or her own free will, often without payment. The year 2001 was the International Year of the Volunteer.
People may volunteer to perform charitable work. Some volunteer for clinical trials or other medical research, and may even donate their bodies to science after their death.
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Finds volunteering opportunities with nonprofit organizations within the area.
The Volunteer Opportunities Exchange
Connects volunteers with organizations to find a perfect match [Canada].
Online Volunteer Guide for Teens
Provides advice, tips, and other information for teens considering volunteering.
Amigos de las Americas
Places young people from the U.S. in summer volunteer positions providing public health services in Latin America.
Visions Service Adventures
Summer program combining construction-based community service with a cultural experience. Trips include those to Peru, Australia, and many other exciting locations.
Features true stories of teen activists and clubs making a difference for animals and the environment.
Youth Volunteers in Action
Learn how to help through volunteering around the world.
A 6-week community service and travel summer program that combines exciting volunteer projects and outdoor adventure with a celebration of Jewish life.
Young Volunteers Project
Project in Wakefield that helps people age 13-25 to volunteer their time, and gain accreditation through the governments Millennium Volunteers initiative. Access to volunteering opportunities, voluntary work, and accreditation information.
Love In Action
A Christian program designed to equip youth for evangelism.
Network for Good: Youth Noise
Youth volunteer network with volunteer stories, tips on how to be heard, and database of current volunteer opportunities.
Hawaii MDA Volunteer Opportunities
Provides information about upcoming events and service opportunities within the chapter.
National Peer Helpers Association
Assists schools and agencies in meeting the developmental needs of young adolescents through training, program development, research, advocacy and information sharing.
Helps young people locate meaningful volunteering opportunities in various organizations.
North Area Teen Center
A community organization providing teen activities and youth services, both recreational and educational.
Encourages teens to start and lead their own organizations for the betterment of their communities
Child Net Volunteers
Ideas and helpful advice for volunteering.
Youth Service America
Volunteer opportunities in all 50 states. Enter a zip code and find organizations in that area needing help.
Youth Corps for Animals
Online resource designed to help young people find volunteer opportunities with animal organizations in their own communities and beyond.
20 Ways for Teenagers to Help Other People by Volunteering
Shows teenagers 20 ways to volunteer their time to help other people.
Founded at the Presidents' Summit for America's Future, and chaired by General Colin Powell. The program's focus is on teen volunteer opportunities.
Harry Singer Foundation
Nonprofit educational foundation established to help young people develop character and skills for effective living which will enable them to assume the responsibilities of active citizenship. HSF offers classroom curricula and interactive programs.
Friends Work Camp Program
Work camp that works in resident's homes, attends a Black Baptist Church and visits arraignment court.
Site gives information on teens volunteering at local hospital in Idaho
Student Conservation Association
Provides students of all ages in the USA the opportunity to serve and protect national parks, forests and urban communities.
Teens In Action - Volunteering
Advice on finding, applying, interviews, and work habits for teens that want to volunteer.
Orangewood PALS - Orangewood Childrens' Foundation
Non-profit volunteer community organization with support and activities for abused and neglected children in Orange County, California. Provides volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults.
Web site provides information on opportunites for teens to volunteer at the Zoo
Encourages young people to create their own vision for making a difference in their community and provides them with the resources and support needed.
Summer service opportunities for high school students at 52 cultural, environmental, historical and social service sites nationwide.
Try Youth and Community Services
Youth programs throughout Victoria, Australia.
Kids helping kids with serious illnesses through teaching, participating, and performing in the performing arts.
City of Monterey Volunteen Program
Teen summer program that places local teenagers in volunteer positions within city government.