Volunteer Resources Links
There are many opportunities to offer your services as a volunteer – the following is a summary:
All For Good – offering of Points of Light – 64 million searches for 300,000 volunteer projects in 2016. Short duration activity and event support
VolunteerMatch – good mix of both short duration/event support and longer term volunteering opportunities
Catchafire – network of pro bono professionals offering 1-hour phone calls on Marketing Strategy, Salesforce Database Customization, CMS-based Website Construction, Logo Design & Visual Brand Identity, Fundraising, Mission, Vision & Values.
Taproot+ creates new opportunities for nonprofit professionals and skilled volunteers to connect and engage in 6 wks/30 hours pro bono by consolidating information and resources for the market. Taproot+ is a program of the Taproot Foundation.
48in48.org offers annual weekend events in Atlanta, New York, Boston and Twin Cities where volunteers build/refresh websites for nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets less than $3m.
Global Pro Bono Network – created in 2012 by the BMW Foundation and Taproot Foundation who convened social entrepreneurs developing pro bono service organizations.
PYXERA Global – originally Citizens Development Corps [>Solutions] > pyxis [greek word for navigational device] and terra [latin for earth] – professional services to social-mission driven clients in communities in which the employees do not live or work on a regular basis. Projects are intended to provide economic and social benefit to the local organization and community while building leadership competencies, creating market insights, and spurring innovative thinking for the participating employee.>>>>>
Create the Good – created by AARP but open to all volunteers – ongoing opportunities to provide community support.
Executive Service Corps-United States – national network of organizations that provide consulting, coaching, facilitation and many other services to strengthen nonprofits, schools and government organizations.
International Executive Service Corps – For more than 50 years, IESC has set the global standard for identifying and fielding volunteer experts to serve on international economic development programs. IESC leverages its existing database of more than 5,000 registered volunteer experts and employs tested methodologies and procedures to coordinate volunteer technical assistance assignments.
Encore Fellowship Network EFN – formerly Civic Ventures – national network of organizations offering pathways to connect people in later life with opportunities for work that benefits society.
Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) – federal agency sponsoring AmeriCorps, Senior Corps (RSVP), The Social Innovation Fund and the Volunteer Generation Fund.
PILnet – Global Network for Public Interest Law
Announcement of the organizations using skill-based volunteerism that were winners of the 2013 Bankers without Borders grants (a Grameen Foundation initiative:)
Atlas Service Corps – addresses critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
Echoing Green – works with social entrepreneurs internationally with start-up funding, customized support services and access to a global network of “champions.”
Project Concern International (PCI) – mission is to prevent disease, improve community health and promote sustainable development worldwide.
PYXERA Global (see above on this page)
Trócaire – the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland
EnergizeInc.com – an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. Founded by Susan J. Ellis in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types to start, expand, or strengthen volunteer involvement. Good link to US Volunteering sites
SmartVolunteer.org – site is down on 5/5/17 – also SmartVolunteer.com [also “down for tech mnt”] – a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to matching skilled professionals with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits and charities.