Retire and Volunteer, Nonprofit List, List of Charities
Perhaps you are interested in volunteering for a charity or non-profit, but don't know where to start. A list of contact information and Web addresses is provided to help you below.
Volunteering is fun and rewarding, it makes you feel like you are accomplishing something—that you are giving back to the community in which you live—that you are helping people. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to meet people, make new friends and get out of the house. You can volunteer a day or two a week or in some cases even a few hours a day. Of course there are some seniors that volunteer every day.
But remember when you volunteer you should be prepared to help in any way the organization needs you. You don't necessarily get to choose the areas in which you will work or the time you can spend. Most seniors who volunteer have found volunteering to be very gratifying….and
According to N Morrow-Howell, J Hinterlong , PA Rozario and F.Tang.
"Older adults who volunteer and who engage in more hours of
volunteering report higher levels of well-being."
This site helps seniors find places to volunteer. http://www.volunteermatch.org/ Just enter your ZIP code and you will see all kinds of local volunteer opportunities that are posted by charities and nonprofits. VolunteerMatch has helped hundreds of thousands find rewarding volunteer positions and their site lists the actual numbers for the major cities as well as some of the organizations that are what they call non-profit partners.
If you are looking for help or if you are looking to provide help to America's Small Businesses check out http://www.score.org/ SCORE has helped more than 7.5 million small businesses. SCORE's 10,500 volunteer counselors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.
SCORE 'Counselors to America's Small Business' is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE has 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with 10,500 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964.
Join SCORE Be a mentor. Help a small business owner succeed. SCORE's 10,500 volunteers give free, confidential advice to help hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs each year. SCORE business coaches-men and women, working and retired-counsel hundreds of thousands of small business owners from nearly 400 offices nationwide. All business counselors honor a code of ethics that ensures client confidentiality and professional conduct.
As a SCORE volunteer you can share your success and expertise; lead workshops and seminars; provide online counseling directly from your home or office SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizationdedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. * Formed in 1964, SCORE provides a public service to America by offering small business advice and training.
Many entrepreneurs are looking at financing options, while most sites offering information are just looking to turn them into clients BusinessFinancing.org is a great resource for small businesses in the areas of bank loans, lease financing, supplier credit, factoring business debt, SBA loans government grants and much more.
Peace Corp 50+ click here
AARP volunteer resource center www.aarp.org/makeadifference/volunteer/
Boomer volunteering www.getinvolved.gov/
Senior Corps mentoring www.seniorcorps.gov/
Volunteer with Eco Tours in Uganda. If your goal is to gain hands-on, grassroots experience while sharing your skills to help local farmers conserve the environment in a rural community context, then our project is right for you. click here
Contact information for charities and non-profits:
Click on "volunteer"
American Cancer Society
Sites shows you how to get involved
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Click on "Volunteer opportunities"
American Heart Association
Click on "local information" and choose a state
American Red Cross
Contact local chapter or call 800-435-7669
American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Enter "volunteer” in the search box
Animal Welfare Institute
e-mail them for volunteer information
Click on "become a volunteer"
Boy Scouts of America
Click on "site map" screen down to "volunteer opportunities"
Click on "get involved"
Click on "how to join"
Child Welfare League of America
Click on "membership"
Girl Scouts of the USA
Go to "search" and type in "volunteer"
Click on "get active"
Guide Dog Foundation
Click on the “volunteer programs”
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
Click on "site map" and then click on "how to become a volunteer"
Jewish National Fund
Click on "volunteer"
Click on "volunteer"
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Go to "ways to help" and click on "volunteer"
National Park Service
Volunteer in our parks
Click on "volunteer opportunities"
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Protect our natural resources
The Salvation Army
Background and history
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Go to "how to help" and click on "volunteer”
Resources and assistance to those with asbestos related diseases free of charge.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
To volunteer open http://www.stjude.org/volunteers
"Click on volunteer opportunity