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13 Great Ways We Can Volunteer Your Time
- Army Corps of Engineers Volunteers
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer Clearinghouse is a nationwide, toll free hotline number for individuals who are interested in volunteering their time with the Corps. By calling the hotline a potential volunteer can express interest in any Corps project nationwide. The Clearinghouse in turn, gives the individual a point of contact for the area they have requested, as well as written information about volunteer opportunities there.
- Citizen Corps
- Civil Air Patrol
- n the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Tens-of-thousands of men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (the Auxiliary) have spent millions of volunteer hours helping the U.S. Coast Guard (the Coast Guard) carry out its mission. They have saved countless lives through their work and are probably best known for their boating safety classes and Vessel Safety Checks.
- Federal Election Volunteers – Become a Poll Worker
- National Parks Volunteers
- There are nearly 400 national parks and even more ways that you can help. Find an opportunity at a park near you.
- Natural Resources Conservation Earth Team Volunteers
- Ocean & Weather Volunteers and Jobs
- Unlock secrets in the deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation’s waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources. It’s all in a day’s work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. NOAA: a career that makes a world of difference!
- Peace Corps
- Thousands of new Volunteer jobs available for 2012
- Public Lands – Bureau of Land Management
- BLM welcomes volunteers from all walks of life: whatever your interest, there’s a volunteer opportunity to match. And what a great chance for families to come together with a purpose. Click here for information on specific volunteer openings.
- Service Corps of Retired Executives – Counselors to America’s Small Business
- SCORE offers free and confidential business advice through online and face-to-face mentoring. Find a SCORE office near you today.
- Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water encourages all citizens to learn about their water resources and supports volunteer monitoring because of its many benefits. Volunteer monitors build awareness of pollution problems, become trained in pollution prevention, help clean up problem sites, provide data for waters that may otherwise be unassessed, and increase the amount of water quality information available to decision makers at all levels of government. Among the uses of volunteer data are delineating and characterizing watersheds, screening for water quality problems, and measuring baseline conditions and trends.
- Young People Can Help Make Their Communities Better Places
- In a survey of nearly 1,000 young people commissioned by Prudential, 95 percent of those interviewed said they felt it’s important for people to volunteer.
- Almost two-thirds of those respondents said that individual responsibility is the best way to address community problems.
- 67 percent indicated that they devote some of their time to volunteer activities.
Get Prepared. Get Trained. Get Involved.
Citizen Corps is FEMA’s grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.
There are currently 2,445 Councils which serve 229,020,055 people or 80% of the total U.S. population.
Poll workers are essential to ensuring that elections are a success, and HAVA instructs EAC to assist election officials in recruiting, training and retaining poll workers by conducting research and administering the Help America Vote College Program.
Get started and find out if you are eligible. Go to Poll Worker Requirements by State (August 2007).
NRCS is proud of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers and staff who have committed their time and talents to conserving and protecting our natural resources.
Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America’s most precious resource – its people. Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment.