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Have Fun: Volunteer Opportunities

There are many local, national and global ways to make a difference and help others. Below are some links to organizations and causes that may interest you to create a local fundraiser or even travel to the other side of the world!

Red Feather Development Group
An organization that employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower American Indian communities, foster cultural sensitivity and understanding, and contribute grassroots solutions to the enormous challenge of improving the dire housing conditions facing many of our nation's reservations.

Adopt a Native Elder Program
The program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric and yarns to help Navajo Elders live on the Land in their traditional lifestyle.

National Service Learning Clearinghouse for Tribal Communities
Resources for the Native American service-learning community.

AmeriCorps in Native American Communities
Serving with national and community nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies, these service participants tutor and mentor children, coordinate after-school programs, build homes, conduct neighborhood patrols, respond to disasters, and recruit and manage volunteers.

The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership
A non-profit organization that serves students, colleges, universities, service agencies and related organizations around the world by fostering programs that link volunteer service to the community and academic study.

Global Volunteers
Choose to assist North and Central America volunteer programs. Live and work with local people on life-affirming community development projects for one - three weeks. Volunteer teams support some 90 host communities on six continents.

Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.

Youth Service America
A resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.

Peace Corps Kids World
Join Traveler as she explores the globe and learns about making a difference. Come on in to the home of adventure and service - Peace Corps Kids World!

Youth as Resources (YAR) Program
Community-based YAR programs, governed by a board of youth and adults, provide grants to young people to design and carry out service projects.

Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country AmeriCorps VISTA Project
The partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service and Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Inc. works to place full-time volunteers in local Native American Boys & Girls Clubs across the U.S.

United We Serve
Serve.gov is your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.

Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE)
The NSAIE works with Tribes, tribal organizations and Native non-profits in locations across the United States to improve the quality of life for under-served American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific American Elders.

 

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