The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network supports millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities. The organization encourages people from all walks of life to volunteer.
This is great website. When looking for a volunteer opportunity on their website, focus your attention in two areas.
The first area is Directory of Centers at http://www.pointsoflight.org/centers/find_center.cfm.
This area allows you to find a Volunteer Center near you that you can contact regarding opportunities in your community. Most of the Volunteer Centers listed have their own website with valuable volunteer opportunity information online.
The second area is Programs at http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs. This area lists several National and International volunteer program that you might be interested in supporting. Most of them are specialized based on the need or the type of volunteer. For example, there is a program currently listed to help disabled people. There is also a program listed for volunteers over the age of 50.
While you are exploring the volunteer opportunities, also browse the volunteer resources and awards discussed throughout the website.
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