General Resources

Idealist is an international clearinghouse of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities in the nonprofit and public interest sector.


VolunteerMatch is a national website dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer.

A database of volunteer opportunities by location and interest.

United Way Worldwide

The United Way provides a searchable database of volunteer opportunities and information about their programs that range from an education initiative to disaster recovery programs, and more.

Youth Volunteer Corps of America

This is an umbrella organization for community service groups that engage teams of young people across the country in community service projects.

New Yorkers Volunteer

New Yorkers Volunteer is the State Office of National and Community Service and is charged by the New York State Commission on National and Community Service and the New York State Governor with spearheading service and civic engagement initiatives.  This entity manages national and community service programming, matches New Yorkers with service opportunities, and takes strategic steps to increase the level of volunteering.

Service Leader

Wondering about the theoretical or practical aspects of volunteering?  Service Leader's website includes tips for volunteers from the nitpicky details to deeper questions about why one should serve.


Americorps is a government sponsored community service program that offers stipend paid positions throughout the country. At the completion of Americorps service volunteers are granted an education award to help pay back college loans, or pay for schooling in the future.

U.S. Government Jobs

Looking to work in public service?  Not sure how to find that government job you have been searching for?  This is the official United States Federal Government’s job searching website.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy

The Center for Urban Pedagogy makes educational projects about places and how they change.  CUP’s projects bring together art and design professionals—artists, graphic designers, architects, urban planners - with community-based advocates and researchers—organizers, government officials, academics, service-providers and policymakers.