FOR RECEIVING COMMUNITIES
There are currently more than 70 million volunteers in the United States. As increasing numbers of immigrants settle in new and non-traditional "gateways" of the country, the need for volunteers to help provide education and other services continues to grow.
The links below will help connect the many Americans who want to volunteer in their communities with the opportunities to do so.
- A free site, USA Learns, from the U.S. Department of Education for tutors and teachers to help adults learn English and improve basic reading, writing, and speaking, and life skills.
- Interactive online course to assist volunteer educators understand the fundamentals of teaching adult literacy.
- Information on free training opportunities for adult civics and citizenship teachers and volunteers.
- Tips for volunteering from the Corporation for National and Community Service. (Click here to download Adobe Reader)
- Overview for individuals interested in volunteering from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Information on volunteering from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (English version - Spanish version)
- Find volunteer opportunities and information from the nation’s premier volunteer service network.
- Organization that helps coordinate volunteer activities to better prepare communities for emergency situations.
- National partnership established by the Department of the Interior that seeks to engage, support and recognize volunteers who work to improve public parks, forests, grasslands, cultural and historical sites, and other recreation areas.
- Information on Earth Team Volunteers from the Department of Agriculture.
- Search for volunteer opportunities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- Information on the Volunteers-In-Parks Program from the National Park Service.
- Interactive online training system for volunteers and teachers of adult civics and citizenship classes.