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Top Volunteer Opportunities in Houston 2013

Leave a Comment August 22, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Houston nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Houston, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Houston charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Houston non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Literacy Advance of Houston 12345
“All efforts, eyes and hearts are focused on the learners and that makes tutoring at Literacy Advance such a rewarding experience. It’s like being on an awesome team of winners who love helping! The staff is top-notch, enthusiastic and so supportive.”

Alley Theatre 1234.912285
“I have ushered at The Alley for years. I have always been treated with respect, courtesy and a level of professionalism rarely found in a volunteer arena. The Alley is a treasure to the entire Houston community and all who walk through their doors.”

Together In Hope 1234.893625
“I was fortunate enough to attend a mission trip with BUMC in conjunction with Together in Hope to El Salvador in the summer of 2010. The things I experienced truly changed my life….On the trip that I personally participated in we renovated a school, worked with the kids, and put a new roof on a house that belonged to an elderly blind man. ”

Advita Fund USA 1234.941185
“I have been volunteering for this wonderful organization for about 2 years now. Everyone at Advita is a volunteer, and it is so gratifying to see that all the funds raised go directly to patients for treatment and other medical expenses. I personally have met children and their families who came to the U.S. for treatment thanks to Advita’s hard work.”

Women’s Resource of Greater Houston     1234.842115
“TWR makes it so easy to volunteer because they provide a schedule of classes that you can choose from based on your availability, and they provide all the materials. TWR has helped me to grow personally and has a provided a platform whereby I am able to fulfill my passion for teaching and give back to the community.”

Star of Hope Mission 1234.842115
“I volunteer four days a week at the Star of Hope Women and Families Shelter. My work involves daily contact with our guests, helping them find the services they need to move out of homelessness, to jobs that will sustain households and to living circumstances that will restore dignity and health.”

Conviventia 1234.814825
“CDA is the most thoughtful, thorough, holistic organization I have ever had the privilege of working with. With a deep commitment to excellence and a thoughtful nuanced approach to their work and interventions they really make a difference.”

Homeaid America 12345
“Great organization that helps mainly women and children. I have personally seen the benefits that these families have received by the work that this charity does by building dignified housing for those who want and need a hand up not a hand out.”

Cherish Our Children International               12345
“I am part of the Team COCI group in Houston that Helps Athletes be twice as powerful when they sign up for an athletic event and athletes support COCI by raising funds for the world’s most vulnerable children (www.teamcoci.org). Being part of this team has made a huge difference in my life by living a life that is bigger then myself and is of service to others.”

Angels In Disguise Are Always NearCharitable (AIDAAN.org) 1234.888895
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Aidan and being involved with his organization the last few years. I’ve helped make iPods and been present for the delivery of an iPod to one of the many children this organization has touched in the last few years! Watching a child’s face light up by this unexpected surprise is amazing.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Detroit 2013

Leave a Comment August 22, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Detroit nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Detroit, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Detroit charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Detroit non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Kids Without Cancer 23455
“Over the years I have been part of many fundraisers and events for cancer research and have raised $3.6 million for the cause….This charity has given back so much over the years and will not stop until they find a cure for cancer. I am proud to be a volunteer of KWC.”

Teen Hype 23455
“It was incredible volunteering for TH. I had the honor to rewrite their Web content, promote their efforts in Chase Community Giving, and overall get to know them on a profound level. I believe with all my heart that Teen HYPE defines greatness.”

Kunsthalle Detroit 23455
“I helped get the museum ready for the grand opening. I couldn’t believe the amount of work put into the museum by one small family….The art is nothing like I’ve ever seen before and it’s awesome we have this type of museum in Detroit.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Denver 2013

Leave a Comment August 21, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Denver nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Denver, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Denver charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Denver non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Bright Beginnings 23455
“The people within the organization, from the CEO all the way down to the volunteers, work in unison to reach as many families with infants and make a positive impact in each and every person that needs the services Bright Beginnings provides.”

Animal Rescue and Adoption Society           23455
“Little did I know that one visit to this place would inspire me to volunteer here and genuinely bond with the staff that ultimately devote their lives to RMFR and the adoption & care if neglected and cast away cat and kitties.”

Women’s Global Empowerment Fund          23455
“Working with a local Haitian organization, WGEF will empower women in rural Haiti areas through agricultural training, leadership development, literacy programs, and eventually, microcredit. It’s an exciting time to be part of and supporting this great organization!”

Sand Creek Regional Greenway           Partnership Inc. 23455
“This organization is great! The staff although small is very knowledgeable and friendly! I volunteer for one of their NPET (Neighborhood Partners Environment Team) a few weeks ago and it was a blast!”

Nurse-Family Partnership 23455
“I feel passionate about how NFP makes a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable youngsters and has the potential to begin to interrupt the cycle of poverty. It needs our support.”

Worldwide Fistula Fund Inc. 23455
“Having performed medical assessments all over the world, Worldwide Fistula Fund is truly a fantastic organization and I would urge anyone who cares about women’s health to support them.”

Asian Hope 23455
“My family and I have volunteered in Cambodia and also here in Colorado to love and support the Asian Hope students. They are family to us.”

 

The Maxfund Inc. 23455
“I’ve been a dog walker/trainer for MaxFund for about 2 years. I love how dedicated this shelter is to making sure that the animals are adopted into families that are good matches.”

 

HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation           23455
“ Working with them has changed my life and the lives of so many women who might otherwise not have known the symptoms or had a support system during and after their illness.”

Warren Village Inc. 23455
“I have received so much more from these families than I have ever given. The motivation, dedication and service from staff resonates through these families and encourages them to be all they can be.”

 

 

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Dallas 2013

Leave a Comment August 19, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Dallas nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Dallas, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Dallas charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Dallas non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Project Transformation 23455
“I have always experienced happy children, working hard to read, dedicated interns who put others first and give all they have to serve others and a staff that never runs out of enthusiam and ideas to make PT the best program it can be!”

Greyhound Adoption League of Texas          23455
“This organization and it’s all volunteer ‘staff’ are superior to any other organization that I have been involved in. The work that is done by this team to support the cause, ‘NO GREY TURNED AWAY’, is amazing.”

Healing Hands Ministries 23455
“I see first hand how many peeople are helped by this organization….It provides a great service to our community and a great way for our community to serve.”

 

North Texas Wheelchair Basketball Conference 23455
“This organization has truly changed our lives. It is not only been absolutely my son’s love in life but it’s also been a tremendous support system for me as his parent.”

Camp Summit     23455
“When I am at camp, I am always impressed by the level of enthusiasm and commitment – staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make sure that each and every camper has a great time while at camp.”

Dare to Dream Children’s Foundation          23455
“I have personally witnessed the impact this organization has on so many children. I take pride and am grateful for the many blessings I’ve personally received playing a small part of this wonderful organization.”

Color Me Empowered 23455
“I’ve been a part of almost every project CME has completed and each project is a source of pride for the community and brings so much excitement to the community and the children who work on the project.”

Caring for Children Foundation of Texas       23455
“Volunteering was an amazing! There are so many children who needed help getting their vaccines for school. The Care Van Program is great because their service is free and don’t turn anyone away!!!”

Dallas Mission for Life 23455
“I never have more encouraging moments and uplifting talks than when I am at Dallas LIFE. The staff is wonderful! The residents each have a story to tell, and the overall way that the shelter gives help to people, you can tell that it is LIFE CHANGING!”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Chicago 2013

Leave a Comment August 16, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Chicago nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Chicago, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Chicago charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Chicago non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Girls in the Game NFP 12345
“Girls in the Game is an absolutely fantastic organization with a dedicated, talented staff who are committed to changing the lives of girls in Chicago and have been for nearly two decades.”

 

Lungevity Foundation 1234.846155
“A first class organization. Great staff, great resources, and there for you whenever you need them. Thanks for everything you do LUNGevity!”

 

Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest       1234.944445
“Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest is a truly empowering organization. It empowers its staff, volunteers, and interns to be creative, innovative workers. It empowers its families and children to be happy.”

Youth Outreach Services 1234.903855
“It was an experience to remember! The people who work and volunteer have such big hearts and care so much about the youth and families they work with. I was grateful for the opportunity they gave me to collaborate with them on a new childhood obesity project.”

San Jose Obrero Mission 1234.93755
“San Jose Obrero Mission is a great place to help people in need. It has an nice warm environment with a caring and passionate staff who really cares about the well being of the people. Keep up the good work guys and God Bless you all! :)

Project: VISION, Inc. 12345
“I’m glad to have chosen this place and it chose me to have one of the coveting positions as a tutor because working with these kids really keeps my mood up for our future.”

 

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation                   12345
“I am extremely impressed by the PFF staff. The effort by volunteers and people who have pulmonary fibrosis to share their stories with the public is very moving. I would urge anyone who is looking at supporting a charitable organization that makes excellent use of their resources to strongly consider the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Their work is first-rate.”

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago    12345
“As a person with epilepsy, I find being at the foundation to be extremely comforting. They have made an enormous impact on my way and have helped me in ways I cannot describe, and I want nothing more than to give back to them as much as I possibly can.”

GirlForward 12345
“My experience at GirlForward has definitely been the highlight of my year. I feel honored to have contributed to the success of GirlForward, and I can’t wait to see all of these amazing girls become the incredible community leaders they are destined to be!”

Dreams for Kids, Inc. 1234.882355
“They focus on what the child CAN do, rather than what they cannot do. The positive environment throughout the organization inspires everyone involved to be the best they can be.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Cleveland 2013

Leave a Comment August 14, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Cleveland nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Cleveland, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Cleveland charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Cleveland non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Lighthouse Inc 23455
“Heaventrain is an awesome and amazing ministry that brings children to Jesus ! It brings hugs and laughter, music and a message, and brings the love of Jesus into the Central Cleveland neighborhoods. I have stood and watched as the bus circles the streets and children come running from all directions. They return week after week. .”

Ignatian Solidarity Network 23455
“I have worked with the ISN on a few summit teams to create an experience for high school students from around the country to come together and share their experiences of social justice. I am amazed by the time given to the cause and effort of the organization to teach about social justice and to create a greater community of Jesuit institutions around the country.”

Police Athletic League 23455
“What a great opportunity it has been to be part of the Cleveland Police Athletic League, (PAL). I have been a volunteer for about 4 years, and I have been impressed with the dedication of all its members. I was once a “PAL kid” and if it wasn’t for PAL’s dedication to mentoring troubled youths, perhaps my path in life would have turned out differently.”

For the Love of Pits 23455
“This is a small rescue but the amount of work they do on behalf of the breed is amazing. I believe For the Love of Pits has single-handedly changed legislation about pitbulls in Ohio. I am so proud to be a volunteer with For the Love of Pits.”

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs 23455
“I am proud to say I have been volunteering for The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs for about 8 years now. I have fostered for them as well and I must say there truly is no greater joy! I am grateful to The Sanctuary for allowing me to be part of this “family” of volunteers! Giving a senior dog a second chance at life, what a wonderful thing!”

Open Doors Academy 23455
“I truly believe that this organization positively impacts lives and does their best to make sure that we as students know that we are believed in and that anything we dream is definitely possible. And I believe it is with every students’ start here at this program, where those dreams start to come true.”

Providence House Inc 23455
“The more time I spend with this organization, the more time I WANT to spend here. I never thought I’d be this involved in a non-profit and yet I’ve joined the PHriends Group (a Young Professional’s Associate board) and countless committees because it’s the kind of place where you can see the impact you’re making.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Charlotte 2013

Leave a Comment August 7, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Charlotte nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Charlotte, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Charlotte charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Charlotte non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Campus Pride 1234.888895
‘The gift of being able to witness the life-changing experiences of each year’s Campers — especially those who come from from schools or communities that do not give them much support — makes it well worth my time.”

Assistance League of Charlotte                   12345
“I joined Assistance League of Charlotte on the recommendation of a friend at church after my retirement. The services provided to the community are awesome! My favorite program is Operation School Bell, clothing elementary school children from uniform schools. These kids will melt your heart with their smiles, hugs and heartfelt thanks.”

Mommies Network 1234.85
“The more years I spend as a member of HighCountryMommies.com, a volunteer for The Mommies Network, and now a member of the national site, the more I grow to love this organization for all of the possibilities that set forth for their membership.”

 

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore 2013

Leave a Comment August 5, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Baltimore nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Baltimore, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Baltimore charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Baltimore non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

The Samaritan Women 12345
“When I first started volunteering at TSW, I had no idea how much my life would be completely changed by their work. From the farm to the residence, and their work with survivors, I love every second that I spend here.”

Baltimore Reads 12345
“My time with Baltimore Reads has been nothing short of a blessing. Having worked with the non-profit organization over the past several months, I have only become more and more impressed with them. Meeting the dedicated teachers and experiencing the positive energy they radiate in their classrooms has been especially wonderful.”

Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults          12345
“I have volunteered with the Ulman Cancer Fund through various events as well as participating in Team Fight volunteer efforts, and all have been wonderful experiences. Every person I have met is warm and inviting and it is by far the most supportive environment of people I could ever imagine.”

Maryland New Directions 1234.965
“I am so very proud to volunteer for Maryland New Directions (MND). I have worked with MND clients helping to develop resumes and practicing interviewing skills, and look forward to sharing my career story at a Connections Friday in May. I cannot say enough about this well-managed, energetic and meaningful non-profit serving clients in Baltimore.”

International Paruresis Association               1234.855
“ I have attended 3 workshops over the years and what I have learned from these workshops has helped me tremendously for what I need to do to overcome my shy bladder. With what I have learned from the IPA I have been able to start support groups here in New York and help others as well. ”

Catholic Relief Services 1234.333335
“Catholic Relief Services is the best agency I have been involved with. Their dedicated work to develop countries overseas is unparalleled and their education in the US is phenomenal.”

Vivre Musicale 12345
“Not only is Vivre Musicale a constantly evolving brigade of talented musicians but they also incorporate local and international artists into the mix as well. Visual and performing artists are prevalent in VM’s performances, advertising, and fundraising . This kind of grassroots outreach and collaboration is so important to the art community.”

Community Law Center 12345
“I am an attorney in private practice who takes cases from the CLC on a pro bono basis. I am proud to work with such a great organization to provide much needed legal services to community associations.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Albuquerque 2013

Leave a Comment August 1, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Albuquerque nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Albuquerque, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Albuquerque charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Albuquerque non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Reading Works 1234.944445
“I am a retired civil engineer and I’ve always wanted to be a teacher so this work is a great fit. From what I’ve seen so far, the organization is superb and hard working. It’s truly a joy to be associated with Reading Works.”

Wings Ministry 1234.861115
“The volunteers represent different cultures, ages, religions, and faiths. Their only agenda is to give each family and inmate love, respect and a great time.”

 

Offcenter Community Arts Project               1234.826095
“An amazing open art studio, they welcomes all comers who want to make art in a welcoming, safe and creative atmosphere! We learn from one another in various art media. I am grateful for the many friendships enjoyed over the years with folks from all parts of our community and all levels of economic position, including homeless and near-homeless.”

Top Volunteer Opportunities in Austin 2013

Leave a Comment July 29, 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Austin nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Austin, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Atlanta charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Atlanta non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Truth Be Told 1234.916675
“My volunteer task was to evaluate the speeches given by the women as they learned to tell the story of what got them into prison. I was blown away. The stories were powerful, personal, honest to the bone and heartbreaking. Truth Be Told helped these women form a community in which they could be rigorously honest with themselves and others.”

Little Helping Hands 1234.914295
“Little Helping Hands is an awesome organization that does so much in getting kids involved at a young age in the community. There are so few charities that allow kids to volunteer and LHH really helps to fill that need.”

Minis and Friends 12345
“This small non-profit brings a small herd of mini horses to visit. Those in need such as troubled and sick youth. The aging and those with medical problems. I have seen sad faces turn into smiles. Just from a visit from these small but magical little mini horses. The volunteers I have worked with make me proud to be associated with this group.”

American Federation of Aviculture               2354.444445
“I am honored to be part of AFA and proud of the work we all do. As someone said just a few days ago at the 38th AFA Convention, “It is not about me, it is about the birds.”

 

The Miracle Foundation 1234.981825
“This the best non-profit I’ve ever worked with. The organization feels like a giant family and greatly appreciates everything the volunteers do. I went to India with the Miracle Foundation and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.”

YWCA Greater Austin 12345
“YWCA offers tremendous resources to the community and fosters an empowerment model for helping women and their families. Above all, the YWCA is an organization with great heart. The commitment and enthusiasm of the staff pervades the organization; they are there because they want to be and they believe in their work.”

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