• USA Service: Proximity of needs by zip code; short-term projects available; mostly environmental nonprofits. http://www.bethechangeaction.org/pledge/sign
• Idealist: High level (steering committees and boards) as well as grass-roots opportunities (i.e. translating for hospitals, homeless shelter work, park maintenance) and virtual volunteer possibilities are plentiful. http://www.idealist.org
• Rotary International—More than 1.2 million volunteers provide local and worldwide service opportunities; Motto: “Service Above Self”: www.rotary.org
• Kiwanis International—Motto: “Ordinary people performing extraordinary work,” performing countless projects to help communities and children locally and throughout the world. http://www.kiwanis.org
• Optimists International—Motto: “It’s who we are and what we do. They conduct positive service programs for children in communities throughout the world. www.optimist.org
• Junior League: Women volunteering together to meet urgent needs in their communities. If you want to change the world one community at a time, this is where you belong. www.ajli.org.
• 1-800-Volunteer: High-level (boards and advisory committees) and grass roots opportunities with health care, children, teen projects available. http://www.1800volunteer.org/1800Vol/OpenIndexAction.do
• Volunteer Match: has helpful maps and contact info with many easy one-day projects, some virtual volunteer work, and local needs. http://www.volunteermatch.org