If you’re looking to get further involved with volunteering but aren’t sure where to start, Volunteer Match might be an invaluable resource for you. It’s basically a website that allows you to search for a volunteer opportunity in your area by using any keyword you want. I plugged in “animals” and the zip code “10012” and found, amongst other opportunities, that the group Rational Animal is seeking a volunteer website administrator.
What I particularly love about Volunteer Match is that you can also click the “search virtual opportunities” option, which brings up endless possibilities for how to get involved with armchair activism. Again, I plugged in the keyword “animals” and got page after page of virtual volunteer jobs, everything from news writer to graphic designer.
It’s April now. Remember that New Year’s resolution you made, just a few short months ago? The one that said “volunteer”? How’s that working out for you?