Rating: 4.85 stars 171 171 reviews 11,224
901 Mission Street Suite 205 San Francisco CA 94103 USA
UniversalGiving™ is a web-based marketplace that helps people give and volunteer with the top-performing, vetted organizations all over the world.
We have opportunities to give or volunteer with a wide variety of causes, like children, the environment, women’s rights, conflict resolution. What’s your cause? Visit us, and we’ll help you help the cause you care about.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
We offer more than a thousand ways to give and volunteer internationally.
Geographic areas served:
Global--our opportunities are in more than 100 countries.
Visitors to our site can give to organizations, select projects to donate to, or choose a gift package--an opportunity to give to a cause as a gift for a loved one. You can also give someone a gift certificate, so they can choose their own cause. If you want to get on the ground with a cause, we have hundreds of opportunities to volunteer too!
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It is a great and exceptional experience so far since I started my internship at UG. The team is super helpful and warm. You will get sufficient help from everyone in the team including the CEO, and everyone is never too busy to help you:) The senior employees on the team are professional, knowledgeable and helpful. That means you can learn new and necessary skills required for working in NGOs fast and easily. We also have a very upbeat and positive vibe within the team. Everyone has the same goals and believes in our mission, and that makes us cooperate seamlessly! And the most important, our CEO Pamela shares her great personality and spirit with all the team members. She recognizes your every little progress and always gives kind compliments to all of us. She is patient, loving and inspiring. We all love her so much:) And the positive feedbacks are what makes me keep progressing and confident everyday.
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I had been working the Universal Giving for about 1 month as an Executive Assistant intern. I think that this intern was beneficial for me for three reasons. First, I enhanced my English skill. In this company, there were many opportunities to use English, for example asking my coworkers, writing reports, and talking with my coworker. These things made my English skills better. Second, I understood general skills for working. I had the experience, which my supervisor fell behind schedule because I changed my plan for working without reporting for her. At this time, I was aware that reporting and asking for my supervisor was truly important. I learned a lot of something like that. Therefore, I think joining this internship was one of the best way to obtain these skills. Finally, this Non-Profit-company had a variety of the staffs whose backgrounds were different each other, so this internship was good for sharing different opinions. For instance, my supervisor and coworkers talked their backgrounds and their future goals. These talk stimulated my mindset. To conclude, this internship enhanced my language skill, general business skills. Also, I think that the internship helped to open the door to the next career step.
1 person found this review helpful
I loved my colleagues at UG! Very motivated, kind, intelligent people. UG has an inspiring mission, and given the major progress toward a new website, its impact may increase greatly in the near future. The greatest experiences I had at UG were spending time with the other volunteers / staff, learning a lot about the CSR industry, and being given many important tasks to work on. Pamela really wants to give people opportunities, and she certainly gave me plenty of room to do serious, high level work that opened new doors for me in my career search.
You get out what you put in at UG—from my experience, being enthusiastic and actively seeking extra responsibility paid off.
As a junior web developer, I enjoyed the opportunity to hone my skills and work in a team-based environment. The organization culture is great, the CEO is dynamic, personable, and effective, and the location couldn't be better. However, because UniversalGiving's employees were largely volunteers, there was a high turnover rate and therefore only a few senior employees. I know they were addressing this problem while I was there (Summer 2015), and I'm sure it's improved since then!
2 people found this review helpful
It was really grate experience with working with Universal Giving team for two months. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to join Universal-Giving as an Internship student.
I could learn how to create volunteer opportunities for everyone all over the world.
Based on my own experiences, The Universal-Giving is an amazing organization full of passionate people who care deep about people they serve.
Thank you so much.
The environment, people, CEO Pamela Hawley are one of a kind. I enjoyed learning about the transactions of the nonprofits, the alliances, and the projects that they're involved in. During my experience the people were friendly, my boss was always available to answer my questions. I will never forget this experience.
A HUGE plus: The place to work is amazing, comfortable and very dynamic.
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I started with Universalgiving as an intern and was promoted as a team lead. Since I joined, I have been enjoyed working with colleagues and eager to learn new technology. Universalgiving provides a positive, flexible, and independent working atmosphere. Its office environment is modern, stylish, and well managed. Every new employee or volunteer will be easy to build good relationship with co-workers, managers, and CEO. Universalgiving always open doors and creates opportunities for interns and volunteers. In addition, I want to highlight the CEO of Universalgiving is an active and energetic philanthropist. She is very enthusiastic about giving and helping the people in need. Working with the CEO is not only a great experience for learning business skills but also a role model of positive values.
I interned as a graphic designer this summer with UniversalGiving and it was a very enlightening experience. I got to work on graphics and other design related tasks, but I also learned a lot about the non profit world and how it works. The work environment was very friendly and laid back and it was a pleasure working so closely with the CEO and other interns at UniversalGiving
UniversalGiving is a innovative organization with a kindhearted team that's fully committed to their mission. As a CSR Intern I had a great opportunity to learn from UG management who went well out of their way to teach me and never forgot to be grateful for the time and work I contributed. I grew intellectually and personally through the internship and am fortunate to have contributed to the impact UniversalGiving is making across the globe.
A wonderful organization and experience.
Since I first started my process for internship, the Ug team was really helpful and friendly. I couldn't be happier to work on a organization where the main role is to provide a better place for people who needs help around the wordl. Universal giving care not only for education but also with animals, health, conflicts around the word and much more. I'm super excited to be part of this team.