Online Resources for Finding Your Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

By Team StaffingForce on November 7, 2016

Photo I Online Resources for Finding Your Holiday Volunteer Opportunities.jpegIn a digital age where just about anything can be found online, it has never been easier to find volunteer opportunities. This rings especially true as the holiday season approaches. People are looking for ways to improve not only their communities, but their resumes, as well. Volunteer experience is something that employers value, and they look for this type of professional experience on both resumes and your social media pages, such as Facebook and LinkedIn.  

Fortunately, the number of volunteer opportunities that are available today are vast and varied. You can look locally, where you’re certain to find a great many chances to volunteer over the holidays, or you can set your sights on something outside of your own backyard. Either way you prefer, if you’re one of those workers looking for new ways to expand your horizons while making new connections for a great cause, here are some great online resources to help you find that perfect holiday volunteer experience: 

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • VolunteerMatch
  • Networks for Good
  • All for Good
  • Do Something
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Idealist/Action Without Borders
  • WomenOnCall.org
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • The Salvation Army
  • Toys for Tots
  • Angel Tree
  • American Red Cross
  • MyTwoFrontTeeth.org

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals

  • Executive service Corps
  • SCORE, Mentor Entrepreneurs
  • Taproot Foundation
  • Catchafire
  • International Executive Corps

 

Government-Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Serve.gov
  • Volunteer.gov/gov
  • CitizenCorps

 

Ideas to Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer with Seniors
  • Volunteer for Teens
  • Volunteer at Soup Kitchens or Shelters
  • Fund Raise for Organizations of Causes
  • Create or Hold a Community Event
  • Volunteer at Food Drives
  • Volunteer Online
  • Advocate for a Cause You Believe In
  • Donate Time or Items Instead of Cash
  • Volunteer to Clean/Rid the Streets of Litter
  • Volunteer to Help Animals
  • Volunteer at Your Church
  • Sponsor a Family in Need

We hope this list helps you on your way to making a difference this holiday season. Do you have any other great ideas to add? Tell our audience in the comments below!