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Twists and turns 
On his blog, Patrick Mosolf relates his diverse experiences as a volunteer across the world - from work in his local community in the US to time spent as a UNV volunteer in Liberia.  Visit site
More about: Cambodia  India  Liberia
United Way 
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement. Local United Ways create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Common focus areas include helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and independence, and improving people's health. Its goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.  Visit site
More about: Activism  Infrastructure
Orangewood Children's Foundation (Santa Ana, California) 
Orangewood Children's Foundation began 25 years ago with a vision to build a facility to shelter Orange County children who were the victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.  Visit site
More about: Children
That spirit of volunteerism, 60 million strong 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 million Americans volunteered through or for an organization between September 2006 and September 2007, and they spent a median of 52 hours on their volunteer work. People between the ages of 35 and 54 were the most likely to volunteer.  Visit site
More about: Research
Big business gives back: Skills-based volunteerism 
Deloitte has been one of the pioneers of this new practice, where corporate America lends its time and professional skills to nonprofits nationwide. The goal is to show them how to run their business.  Visit site
'Giving' by Bill Clinton 
The former US president says each of us can change the world by donating time and money. In this video, Bill Clinton talks about how to make a difference and the explosion of volunteerism in the US.  Visit site
InterAction 
InterAction seeks volunteers who are interested in working with refugees --  hosting a refugee while they find work, tutoring refugees and their children to help further their general education or learn a new language, or even organize a fundraiser, collect items to donate such as blankets, clothing, food, medical items, etc.  Visit site
More about: Peacekeeping
WorldTeach 
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. Currently we have yearlong or summer programs in China, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Namibia, South Africa, Marshall Islands, Pohnpei, Poland and Venezuela.  Visit site
Winant and Clayton Volunteers, Inc. 
The WCV is a non-profit organization registered in the state of NY. Winant Volunteers are American citizens of all ages (over 18), who since 1948 have traveled to the UK as a group, exporting their enthusiasm and energy to English grass roots community service programs.  Visit site
More about: United Kingdom
Volunteers For Peace, Inc.  
VFP promotes international voluntary service as an effective means of intercultural education and community service. We provide projects where people from diverse backgrounds can work together to help overcome the need, violence and environmental decay facing our planet. Voluntary service projects are truly a microcosm of a world where nations join together giving priority to improving life for all humanity. They are a practical way to both prevent and resolve conflict. By participating in a project, you will help sow the seeds of peace. We hope that you will join us in this effort!  Visit site

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