Local Resources for Volunteer Ideas

When looking for a volunteer activity, it may be helpful to contact the following local resources to get ideas:
  • Your principal, guidance counselor, or teachers
  • Churches and synagogues
  • Organizations, such as United Way-and their many affiliates
  • Mayor's office
  • Civic groups, such as the Elks, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions clubs
  • Local arts centers and community theaters
  • Food pantries and homeless and battered women shelters
  • Zoos, animal shelters, and conservation groups
  • Hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes
  • Residential facilities for disabled persons or abused children
  • Local newspapers and television and radio stations
  • Schools and libraries
  • Local community and volunteer centers
You can also get ideas from various organizations' websites.