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Becoming a Volunteer

Table of Contents
  1. Becoming a Volunteer
  2. Spirituality and Religion
  3. Clothing
  4. Families
  5. Relationships
  6. Clubs (Social, Support, Clubs)

People who volunteer give their time and energy to make life better for others. Volunteers often find that serving others can be a rewarding experience. It provides an outlet for their talents and abilities. The Internet offers information on many volunteer opportunities that are available.

Volunteering with AARP
AARP is a national, nonprofit organization for persons 50 years of age and older. Go to their home page and link to the "Community Service Programs" section for a list of volunteer opportunities in your local area. There is also a link to the "Volunteer Match" section that will help you find the volunteer opportunities that are right for you.

Corporation for National Service Programs
The Corporation for National Service (CNS) is part of the USA Freedom Corps. CNS has three programs that provide community service opportunities. These programs are Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. This site also has additional information on a variety of topics related to community service.

Working with Online Volunteers with Disabilities
This article discusses how to accommodate persons with disabilities in an online volunteer program. There is information on recruiting and working with volunteers who are disabled. There is also information for managers, schools and state agencies.

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross sponsors many services for local communities. It provides volunteer and community service programs. There are also services related to health and safety, disaster, and the military and their families.

Last Updated on 10/23/2015