Not sure about committing to a long-term project? Don’t have a favorite organization? Think a two-hour sesh walking rescued dogs or serving lunch to appreciative seniors is something you can handle? Well, check out Idealist.org, New York Cares, 1-800-Volunteer, and Volunteer Match, where you can choose your hours, area of interest, location, etc., and then get matched up with an organization or assignment. It’s that easy.
We can’t list every nonprofit in the metro area, but we can give you a list of some sites that will help you find exactly what you’re looking for–when, where, and no matter what you want to do. Think of it as Match.com for your volunteering soul.