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Volunteer and Community-Based Positions

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices (including one in Harrisonburg, VA).

Bread for the World
Celebrating more than 25 years of seeking justice for the world's hungry people, Bread for the World is a Christian voice for ending hunger in the new century.

Caring Institute
The Caring Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1985 to honor and promote the values of caring, integrity, and public service. Inspired by the example of Mother Teresa, the Institute believes that the solution to most problems is the caring of one human being for another. The Caring Institute celebrates those special individuals who, in transcending self, devote their lives in service to the disadvantaged, the poor, the disabled, and the dying. We honor those individuals who ennoble the human race with their long-standing commitments to caring.

Constitutional Rights Foundation
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.

Inner-City Teaching Corps
ICTC is a volunteer service program that places recent college graduates as classroom teachers in inner-city Chicago. Volunteer Teaching Corps members live a simple lifestyle in faith based community residences and participate in a specially designed Alternative Teacher Certification Program, developed in partnership with the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Corps members serve for two years, and work full-time as teachers in grades 1-8 of low income Catholic schools in inner-city Chicago. Corps members receive room, board, medical insurance, a modest stipend, and transportation. Application Deadline is January 21.

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that fosters those networks and provides those spaces for kids to grow. We inspire individuals, organizations, and businesses to join together to build much-needed, safe and accessible playgrounds. Through this team effort, we help communities create a model of partnerships that achieve positive and sustainable changes in neighborhoods nationwide.

Literacy Volunteers of America
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA) is a national network of over 350 locally based programs, supported by state and national staff. Our mission is to change lives through literacy. Professionally trained volunteer tutors teach Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages to courageous, motivated adults like Evelyn. Literacy skills enable LVA students to be better parents, workers and citizens.

Make a Difference Day
The Make a Difference Day (Points of Life Foundation) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to promoting volunteerism. The Foundation is based in Washington, DC, and works in communities throughout the United States through a network of over 500 Volunteer Centers. Its Board of Directors includes prominent and politically diverse national leaders from business, education, and the nonprofit communities. Former President George Bush serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Board.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We are the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 81 chapters in the United States and its territories, and 22 international affiliates on five continents.

Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Northwest Direction - Federation of Community Organizations
Northwest Direction - Federation of Comm. Orgs (NWFCO) is a regional organization made up of 4 grassroots community-based orgs in the northwest. All 4 orgs work on a variety of legislative and non-legislative campaigns focusing on social and economic justice.

Points of Life Foundation
The Points of Life Foundation's Mission is to engage more people effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems.

Red Cross
Be a Red Cross volunteer! Helping others feels good, and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, or provide training to help you serve your community.

Rotary Club International
Rotary Club International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

United Nations Volunteers
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program was created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states. It is unique within the UN family and as an international volunteer undertaking. It reports to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and works through UNDP's country offices around the world.

United Planet
United Planet mission is to unite the world and promote peace through enhancing cross-cultural understanding and friendship. We do this by providing volunteer programs called United Planet Quests. These are humanitarian and cross- cultural learning programs where participants can choose to focus on educational, environmental, construction, or healthcare projects for a period of 1-12 weeks (short-term projects) or 6 months to 1 year (long-term projects). Exciting volunteer quests are offered to over 50 countries. These quests provide a wonderful opportunity to learn and immerse in a foreign culture, while making a difference in important causes, such as education, healthcare, environmental conservation, housing, disabilities, and more.

Volunteer Match
Find a Volunteer Opportunity in your area for whatever you like doing