The first volunteer opportunity I identified for myself through the Internet was found at the United Way website. It is a great resource of local opportunities.
Go to http://national.unitedway.org/myuw to search for your local United Way organization. Many of the local United Way organizations have a website where you can identify volunteer opportunities close to you. The website for my local United Way lists several opportunities in my community.
In addition to the websites of the local organizations, United Way also has a website at http://www.volunteersolutions.org where they match volunteers with non-profit organizations that share a cause and are in the same general location.
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