Four Organizations with Hundreds of Green Volunteering Opportunities
By St. Conti Communications Staff
Volunteering is a fabulous way to give back to the Earth and her inhabitants. Get involved in ongoing projects that benefit the planet and the people who live here.
Need an opportunity close to home? No problem. Looking for an adventure abroad? These four organizations provide hundreds of opportunities to volunteer to improve our Earth.
The Nature Conservancy – “Get outside and explore the waters, trails and landscapes that make up Nature’s playground.”
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization. Launched in 1951, it celebrates every day as Earth Day.
The organization shares opportunities for service in communities near and far. Work with trees, people, animals, water, ideas, farming and more. Ongoing projects in all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide. Countless opportunities for you to help.
The Conservancy’s Adopt-An-Acre project makes it easy to impact the environment. A gift sustains a single acre of vulnerable land, water, and natural resources. Founded in 1991, the program has protected over 600,000 acres of vital landscapes.
Many other programs exist for volunteers as well. Plant trees, clean up waterways, and help to educate others. You can impact climate change, advocate for rainforests, and protect endangered animals. There are just too many opportunities to list. Check out their website: //www.nature.org for more information and to volunteer.
- Volunteer Alliance – Volunteer by contacting organizations in 50+ countries directly and requesting to volunteer in four easy steps.
Volunteer Alliance is a global clearinghouse for volunteers and the organizations that need them. Search for an organization by location, cause, accommodations, cost, reviews, and more.
Whatever your passion, it’s sure you will find an opportunity that suits you. And the process is simple.
You will contact the organization of your choice direct. Volunteer Alliance will help you create an online profile. Your chose organization will use it to get to know you.
To learn more or to volunteer, go to www.volunteeralliance.org
- International Volunteer HQ – Vacations Abroad – Give Back & Make a Difference.
If you’re like most of us, the thought of volunteering while on vacation is new. But, it could be a perfect solution for your busy schedule.
Opportunities are available at more than 30 destinations. Choose from Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Fiji, or India, among others. You also choose the work you will do. Elderly care, child care, environment and conservation, and too many other possibilities to list.
Want to see the world while volunteering? It’s affordable and the experience is priceless. Spend your vacation making a difference. To learn more or to volunteer, go to //www.volunteerhq.org .
- Idealist.org – We connect idealists with opportunities for action.
Whatever your dreams, Idealist.org will help you find a meaningful outlet for your volunteering energy. Select the type of opportunity that interests you. Decide which skills you’re prepared to share. Choose the location where you want to serve. Hit Enter.
From the search bar on www.idealist.org, a page populates with possibilities for your review. You select the ones that interest you and voila! Opportunities fitting your criteria open at your fingertips. To search or learn more about volunteering, point your browser to www.idealist.org.
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