Get Involved

Check out this alphabetical list of awesome organizations that are doing great things for our world. Volunteer for a day, a year, or a lifetime. Whatever your choice, you can have peace in a knowing that you’ve helped bring a little more hope to the world.

We will keep adding new ones, so email us at if you would like us to add your organization! Please provide 1-2 sentences about the organization and the website address.



Organization About Website
4 the World A US-based nonprofit that provides support to under-developed communities throughout the world by providing assistance with community infrastructure, building material and construction, and program resources for education, healthcare and other localized training.
4RKids Foundation Help every child get a toy this holiday season. 4RKids Foundation needs help raising funds right in your community.
Action Against Hunger Join the worldwide leader in the fight against hunger, Action Against Hunger. Active in over 40 countries, AAH helps vulnerable populations gain self-sufficiency.
Action for Children in Conflict Help break the cycle of violence and hatred by providing emotional and educational support through sports. A UK-based organization, Action for Children in Conflict places volunteers in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and other parts of Africa.
AEC-TEA Located in Brazil, focuses on increasing educational and cultural opportunities in Capim Grosso through education, community projects, and computer training.
America’s Promise All about out future – and our future is all about kids. Help every child in America have a safe and healthy life through education and mentoring.
American Cancer Society Join the fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based health organization dedicated to preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association Use your experience in leadership, business, healthcare, marketing, PR, government relations, and fundraising to make a difference for the American Diabetes Association.
American Red Cross Helps build people in emergencies, whether it’s half a million disaster victims or one sick child. Whether you help assemble care packages, donate blood, raise funds, or visit the homebound, lending a hand will make you a hero.
AmeriCorps A network of local, state, and national service programs that help meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. You can help fight illiteracy, teach computer skills, respond to disasters or manage an after-school program.
Amnesty International A Nobel Prize-winning, grassroots organization that works to end the abuses of human rights. There are 1.8 million members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships. Be a Big Brother or Big Sister and help transform the life of a child.
Boy Scouts of America Provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Cascade People’s Center Works to empower people to grow strong, sustainable family communities. Be an instructor, staff, volunteer, mentor, gardener… the possibilities are endless!
Catholic Community Services Rally your team and sponsor a low-income family this December through Catholic Community Services. Organize a fund-raiser, collect recyclables, or pitch in part of your paycheck.
Centerpoint Helps people to discover creativity, passion, and renewed commitment in their work lives. Through coaching, community involvement, and counseling, Centerpoint changes lives. You can too.
Children’s Home Society Offers programs that help healthy childhood development through education and advocacy. They need volunteer in your area.
China Support Network Use your artistic skills to create materials to promote behavior change and awareness to prevent the spread of bird flu (avian flu) in high-risk countries through the China Support Network.
Christian Appalachian Project An interdenominational, faith-based mission that helps families, children, and the elderly struggling in poverty throughout Appalachia.
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs Interested in international business? CNFA is a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan organization that focuses on world economic growth by promoting entrepreneurship, enterprise, and market development. Join up and you could be in Eurasia, Africa, or the Middle East.
City Year Builds stronger communities, a stronger country and a better world through its volunteers. Join thousands working across the US to make their communities better.
Community Cycling Center Love bikes? Then help out at the Community Cycling Center, a community-oriented bicycle education organization.
Compass Center Provides food, clothing, and safety to Seattle and King County’s low-income men and women. In a few hours a month, you can help with laundry or grocery shopping, help drive people to appointments, teach a life skill or craft, or serve meals.
Conservation Volunteers Australia Offers a great way to experience beautiful Australia while contributing to its conservation. You can participate for a one-day environmental project, or join a two-week expedition to the remote outback.
Dalai Lama Foundation Established in 2012, is a nonprofit, internationally focused organization that focuses on education, ethics, and peace.
Dollars for Scholars Put your organizational skills to work and help send a student of college through Dollars for Scholars.
Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue, Inc. Save dogs and make families happy. Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing rehabilitating and rehoming White German Shepherd dogs.
Fifth Avenue Committee Formed in 1977 to provide community advancement by providing affordable housing, employment, and education to residents of South Brooklyn.
First Book A national nonprofit organization that helps community based mentoring, tutoring, and family literacy programs.
Friends of the Orphans Serves abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, education, and love.
Geekcorps A US-based nonprofit, where you’ll travel around to world (or stay right here in the USA) to teach developing communities how to use innovative and affordable information and communication technologies.
Girl Scouts of the USA Helps girls realize their full potential. You don’t have to be a troop leader to lend a hand. Involvement can be as easy as mentoring a girl to explore interests and careers to teaching a workshop.
Giving International Service Underprivileged communities worldwide are given humanitarian aid, environmental guidance, a stronger economy, and better communities through Giving International Service. Short-term positions available locally, nationally or internationally.
Glenfern Sanctuary Works to regenerate wildlife that was compromised by deforestation in New Zealand.
Global Citizen Journey Help build a better Nigeria through the Global Citizen Journey, a nonprofit organization that brings understanding through peace.
Global Resource Alliance Give fund-raising help to GRA, dedicated to improving the quality of life in the world’s most impoverished communities through sharing technical and financial resources while opening minds and hearts.
Global Volunteers Looking for a 1-3 week commitment? Check out Global Volunteers. You might teach English in Ghana, help kids in Greece, or build homes in Jamaica. See their website for a complete list of opportunities.
Global Volunteers Network Help improve the population of Baula Turtles in Costa Rica through the Global Volunteers Network. If turtles don’t send you packing, search the site for other opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity Build better housing worldwide through Habitat for Humanity and follow in the footsteps of world leaders.
Hands on Network A coalition of local organizations in the US and abroad that tackle tough community problems locally and abroad. Build a house, beautify a park, and get kids off the street.
HELP/Nepal Works to create an equitable, just, peaceful, democratic and pluralistic society without discrimination through education and social services. You can volunteer locally or abroad, partnering with schools and businesses.
Himalayan Education Lifeline Programme Live and teach in the Himalayas. The Himalayan Education Lifeline Programme helps people from poor Himalayan communities to improve their own employment opportunities as well as the standard of living for their native communities.
HOPE Worldwide Based in Philadelphia with a worldwide mission that strives to bring aid to disadvantaged children and the elderly through education and medical services. Around the world or around the corner, you can help bring hope to the needy.
Hopelink Helps people change their lives by providing food, housing, and family development to those in need. You can help, too.
Hospice Foundation of America Provides compassionate care to dying patients and provides leadership in dealing with end-of-life issues.
Humane Society Love animals? Contact your local Humane Society and volunteer to help feed, clean up and walk our four-legged friends.
icouldbe Go online and help kids through icouldbe. Give just an hour a week and you could be the catalyst that redirects the life of a disadvantaged inner city or rural teen through this virtual network.
Imaging Foundation Creates dynamic media productions that will inspire curiosity, impart understanding and encourage stewardship for marine and freshwater ecosystems with Imaging Foundation.
INFO Nepal Trade your skills for an in-depth experience in Nepal. INFO Nepal, a non-governmental organization, provides Nepal cultural and language training to volunteers prior to placement in healthcare, educational, economic and children’s services.
Join Hands Day Join hands with your community for one day of volunteering and make your community a better place to live. Wash cars to raise money for a local charity, clean up a street, or help hungry pets – whatever your community needs. Find a Join Hands Day event in your area, or organize you own!
King County Bar Association Have a legal background? Lend a hand through the King County Bar Association by helping out with legal clinics, consumer education, HIV/AIDS patients, and more.
King County Library System Study Zone Tutor Brainiac? Four-eyes? Whatever. Be a volunteer tutor and help elementary through high school age students excel in school through the King County Library System Study Zone Tutor program.
Lifelong AIDS Alliance Committed to preventing the spread of HIV, needs help with food delivery, thrift store staffing, and special events coordination.
Mentor Help a child succeed through Mentor, a national program that leverages resources and provides support for mentoring initiatives nationwide. Help a young person set career and educational goals, make healthy choices, and get through daily struggles.
National Society for American Indian Elderly Assists tribal elder programs, both on reservations and off, to improve the quality of life for American Indian elders. You can help preserve the culture and values of the American Indian.
National Volunteer Fire Council A nonprofit membership association, and you’ll be on your way becoming a volunteer firefighter. You’ll find local contacts and information on starting your own chapter online.
Nature Conservancy Works to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters.
NAVTI Foundation Play a pivotal role in rural development issues in Cameroon through NAVTI Foundation. You could teach computer software, improve crop production, develop a farm-to-market transportation facility, or provide healthcare assistance.
Next of Kin Help families stay together when disaster strikes. Volunteer to help compile the national Next of Kin registry, a free high-speed solution to locating a relative in urgent situations.
On the Boards Looking for something down the street? Seattle’s On the Boards needs help during performances.
Openmindprojects Recruits international volunteers to teach English, train in computer skills, develop eco tourism, and provide child welfare services in Thailand and Laos.
Peace Brigades International Intervenes where human rights are abused. Teams of volunteers accompany human rights defenders to make way for local activists to work for social justice and human rights.
Peace Corps A great opportunity to serve your country through peace by living and working in developing countries. You could spend two years in Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, or other developing regions. You’ll learn the language, the culture, get great job experience – and get paid!
Pennsylvania’s Camphill Soltane Helps young, special-needs adults gain both independence and interdependence through education and community living. You’ll receive housing, vacation, transportation, a stipend – and a life-changing experience.
Planet Volunteer Work for a peaceful, self-sustaining world. Volunteer through Planet Volunteer, a Canada-based organization with worldwide opportunities.
Puget Sound Blood Center For 60 years, the PSBC has been a mainstay in providing blood and tissue services. As an independent, nonprofit, volunteer-supported resources, the PSBC needs your help.
REACH Ministries Provides care to those affected by life-threatening illnesses and situations, focusing on children affected with HIV/AIDS and their families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Join the more than 30,000 volunteers from around the world at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Dedicated to the health and well being of children, RMHC brings comfort, health education, and housing to millions of families worldwide.
Salormey Volunteers Group Assist health personnel in Ghana to teach HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and care with the Salormey Volunteers Group.
Seattle’s Atlantic Street Center Helps to strengthen families dealing with issues of violence, crime, drug abuse, and poor performance through programs that develop self-sufficient, healthy children.
Seattle’s Crisis Clinic Provides confidential, immediate telephone assistance to people in emotional distress. You’ll receive crisis training, professional supervision, and ongoing support.
Second Chance Ranch A nonprofit animal rescue sanctuary dedicated to the rehabilitation of abused, neglected and unwanted horses and dogs.
Service Civil International Help promote peace and intercultural understanding through the Service Civil International. You can spend a few days – or several months – living abroad and lending a hand at projects in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Special Olympics Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 1.7 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries. Join this global movement for a day or a lifetime.
Street Links A Seattle-based outreach program created and run by the Seattle Children’s Home. Street Links staff and volunteers hit the streets each night, 365 days a year, providing some of Seattle’s estimated 1,000 homeless youth with food, hygiene supplies, warm clothes and blankets, and TLC.
Travel to Teach Travel to Teach is setting up a sports camp in Thailand. If you love football and basketball (maybe a little Thai boxing?), checkthem out.
United Nations Volunteers Manages a service for you to get online and be an Online Volunteer. Online Volunteers help organizations around the world without leaving their community. You’ll translate documents, write articles, research data, and build websites, mentor kids, design logos, and more.
United Planet Works globally to improve education, healthcare, environmental conservation, housing, and more through United Planet. You could spend one week – or one year – anywhere in the world.
United Way A system of 1,350 community-based organizations that have made mobilization a science. When disaster strikes, the United Way matches you to volunteer opportunities that match your interests, availability, and abilities.
Volunteer Chore Services Helps low-income elders and disabled adults remain independent in their own homes through assistance with everyday chores, such as housework, laundry, shopping, transportation and yard work.
Volunteers for Peace A Vermont-based international voluntary service organization. Since 1920, VFP has helped millions find short-term voluntary service overseas. You can help preserve history in Bulgaria, join an archaeological dig in Egypt, work with kids in Vietnam, try your hand at organic farming in Belize… the opportunities are limitless.
Volunteers in Police Services Volunteer with the police force through Volunteers in Police Services. You’ll supplement and support officers by taking on clerical tasks, assisting with search and rescue activities, and writing citations for parking violations.
Volunteers of America A spiritually based nonprofit organization that provides human services nationwide. From rural America to inner-city neighborhoods, V of A provides outreach programs that help at-risk youths, the elderly, abused and neglected children, and many others.
We Are One America A grassroots nonprofit organization, was formed in direct response to the hate crimes and discrimination occurring since September 11th. Help stop hate.
World Association for Children and Parents Believes that every child deserves a family. If you agree, lend a hand.
World Computer Exchange An international educational nonprofit that focuses bridging the technology gap for the world’s poorest youth by providing computers and Internet connections in developing countries.
Yearoutindia Spend a year, or a few months, in India. Yearoutindia has volunteer programs in South India for students and young people to help through teaching and conservation programs. You’ll be enchanted by India – and the delight of giving.
YMCA Lead classes, read books to preschoolers, coach teams, design brochures, greet visitors, and much more. Find a Y near you and sign up.



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