Begin your search on the VolunteerCrowd website or app!
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SEARCH PLATFORM
Use the following filters to find the perfect volunteer project.
Start by deciding if you want to search for a local service project. If so, enter your city and state, or zip code.
Find volunteer projects that align with your college and career goals. We also encourage you to explore various career paths. Above all, think about causes that interest you.
Cause areas include:
Arts & Culture
Search for the types of service projects that interest you.
Project types include:
Many volunteer projects are age-sensitive, like animals and health care. You may add an age to search for projects for your age and younger.
This is important because it may help with why you are volunteering. Are you part of a club and looking for a group project? How about an AP, IB, or school project? Select as many categories as you like:
Court-ordered Community Service
Boy Scouts/Eagle Scouts
It’s recommended that many students learn leadership skills. You can filter for these service projects as well. We describe the project and how you can step-up and lead.
When you find a volunteer project, select I WANT TO VOLUNTEER. You’ll either receive an email with the contact information or a link to an application or sign-up page. Every nonprofit handles sign-ups a little differently. You MUST reach out to the volunteer organization directly to request the project. Due to privacy restrictions, we cannot give students’ contact information to nonprofits. VolunteerCrowd carefully researches the organizations in advance to make sure they are student-friendly and offer meaningful projects.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE AND PREMIUM PROJECTS?
Free volunteer projects are low-barrier, often work from home, and typically do not require transportation. These fun and easy projects are offered to all students. Specifically, for those who need their minimum required school or club volunteer hours.
Free projects are: campaigns, donation drives, and any cause related to hunger. To find them, simply toggle the list to FREE MEMBER PROJECTS ONLY.
Premium projects are considered resume-building volunteer projects and they are ONLY available to Impact or College and Career Advantage Plan Members. Students also get access to projects in all twenty cause areas like STEM, health, environmental, business internships, etc. Premium projects are: abroad, events, internships, shadowing, and virtual volunteer opportunities.
Many students use VolunteerCrowd to track and combine volunteer hours for school, club, and family community service projects. You can also showcase your experience and skills by earning awards and strength and skill endorsements from the nonprofits you serve. Stay organized by keeping the details on one unified, shareable transcript to impress colleges and employers.