Get Off Your Butt and Volunteer! – Giving U™
Group Volunteer Activities
I love the idea of logging on to a web site and finding a volunteer activity that fits in with my travel schedule. So if I have, say, next Wednesday night free, I can log on and find out which groups in my area need help that night. Brilliant! Check these volunteer sites out and sign up today:
I aim to travel overseas at least two months out of the year and with each trip I try and line up 1-2 volunteer gigs. This *mostly* works out and is a great way for me to give time and expertise on a pro bono basis (that doesn’t conflict with my consulting business at home).
While I arrange these trips independently though my contacts in the nonprofit world, there are many organizations that can facilitate overseas volunteer activities for you. Here’re a couple of places to start your search:
- • Universal Giving: www.universalgiving.org
- • Foundation for Sustainable Development: www.fdsinternational.org
This entry was posted on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 and is filed under The Giving Guide.