Whether you are working or between jobs, volunteering is a good way to connect with your community. It allows you to give back, develop skills and network with others. It also gives you that social connection you miss while not working.
Here are a few websites to help get you started on your search:
- Volunteer Match: Allows you to search for volunteer opportunities using location and skills
- Idealist.org: Provides both paid and unpaid job openings
- United We Serve: Encourages all Americans to serve. This site offers toolkits for volunteering ideas, volunteer stories, and connects you to opportunities.
- Volunteering In America: Provides data on how America is doing when it comes to serving others
Read the Serve.gov "Stories of Service Blog" to hear how others are giving back.