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FOR RECEIVING COMMUNITIES

Volunteers

As immigrants settle in communities across the country, the need for volunteers to help provide education and other services is increasingly important. If you are a volunteer teacher, make sure to visit the Adult Educators section of this site.

The links below will help Americans who want to volunteer in their communities find available opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities and Resources for Volunteering
Serve.gov is an online resource to find volunteer opportunities in your community or find information on how to create your own. This site is also available in Spanish.


Links to Volunteer Programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a list of federal and nongovernmental national volunteer programs.


Prepare Your Community for an Emergency
Ready.gov provides information on Citizen Corps, a program that brings together volunteers to make communities safer and better prepared to respond to emergency situations.


Volunteer in America's Public Lands
Take Pride in America provides a database that allows you to search for volunteer opportunities in public parks, forests, grasslands, cultural and historical sites, and other recreation areas.


Volunteer in a National Park
The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) provides a searchable database of volunteer opportunities available in National Parks.


Volunteer with Park Rangers at Lakes and Waterways
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides information on volunteer opportunities to care for recreation facilities and natural resources.


Volunteer Opportunities Related to Natural Resources and the Environment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Earth Team program provides volunteer opportunities where you can protect and conserve the natural resources in your community.


Tips for Volunteering
This document from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides ten tips on becoming a volunteer.