Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities exist everywhere and finding the right volunteer opportunity for you can make all the difference. Check out these articles from HowStuffWorks to learn about some interesting volunteer opportunities.

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How Family Volunteer Opportunities Work

Volunteering as a family is a (nearly) free way to feed your craving for quality family time, while also contributing to your local community. It's a win-win situation not only for your family, but for the families you help as well.


Scientists Are Outsourcing Their Work — to You

Citizen science projects are sprouting up everywhere. Researchers and laypeople love them -- though there are a few critics.

How to Volunteer in a Nursing Home

Nursing homes don't have to be depressing places. If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy interacting with people, you might try volunteering in a nursing home and letting some light into someone else's life.

How to Volunteer Nursing Services

Professional burnout is pretty common in the nursing world. One way to regain your love of nursing is to volunteer your services and help the people who need it most.

How to Volunteer with the President of the United States

When the President of the United States issues a call to service, it's hard to say no. You can volunteer with the POTUS within your own community -- we'll show you how.

How to Volunteer with the United Nations

Most of us have heard of the Peace Corps, but did you know that a related organization -- the United Nations -- engages thousands of volunteers yearly in more than 144 countries?

How to Volunteer at a Museum

Every day, millions of people visit museums to admire ancient artifacts, commune with the likes of Monet and relish the simple beauty of a Japanese garden. Volunteers help make this possible.

How to Volunteer for the U.S. Geological Survey

From collecting native plant seeds in Alaska's Denali National Park to digging for fossils in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Geological Survey offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities to those wanting to donate time to natural science.

How to Volunteer with the Wildlife Science Center

With events like canine carnivals and a variety of educational programs it's not surprising that more than 25,000 people visit the Wildlife Science Center in Minnesota each year.

How to Volunteer for the Parks and Recreation Department

Across the country, parks and recreation departments maintain outdoor recreation facilities, run programs and offer classes such as yoga, karate and arts and crafts. With so much going on, it's obvious that these departments need volunteers.

How to Volunteer for the Olympic National Park

With more than 922,000 acres of wilderness, Olympic National Park in northwestern Washington offers stunning views. It also offers plenty of opportunities to volunteer.