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Volunteers, Where to find

Human Resources

Volunteers:  Where to Find

 

Apart from individual recruiting of volunteers for the assistive technology (AT) reuse center, a number of national organizations exist that assist in the matching of volunteers to specific projects. The following is a partial list.

Action Without Borders

Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization founded in New York City in 1995. Its mission is to connect people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. The core focus has always been on providing a meeting point for individuals and organizations that seek to improve their communities. http://www.idealist.org/

Easter Seals

Easter Seals is a national organization dedicated to the support of people with developmental and other disabilities. Chapters exist in every state and U.S. territory. http://www.easterseals.org/

Goodwill International, Inc.

Goodwill International provides vocational training to people with disabilities of all types, and operates one of the largest donation/collection services in the U.S. Goodwill’s U.S. program has served as a model for reuse and sustainability, and was featured at the first Pass It On Reuse Conference in 2005. http://www.ging.org/ 

Hands-On National Network

The Hands-On National Network is the parent organization of local Hands-On projects, and contains both national and international listings. The Hands-On projects focus on community service and have a large volunteer base. http://www.handsonnetwork.org/home/ 

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s mission is to provide social services and assistance to children, adults, and the elderly. Its programs are nationwide, and include distribution and reuse of a wide variety of items, as well as adult rehabilitation programs. http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Telecom Pioneers Project (Bellsouth)

The Telecom Pioneers Project is run by Bellsouth, Inc., and Pioneers volunteers specialize in community service related to telecommunications. http://www.bellsouthpioneers.org/WhatWeDoRegion.htm

United Way of America

United Way has a very large and well-organized volunteer base that supports a variety of community programs. United Way is one of the largest volunteer service organizations in the world. http://www.unitedway.org/ 

United Way International

United Way International administers programs for community service, donation, and reuse in locations around the world. http://www.uwint.org

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Match is a tool which can be used to recruit volunteers for a project, or find volunteer assistance. Volunteer Match covers all of the U.S. and several countries internationally. http://www.volunteermatch.org/ 

 

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DISCLAIMER

This work is supported under a five-year cooperative agreement # H235V060016 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is administered by the Pass It on Center of the Georgia Department of Labor – Tools for Life.  However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Department of Education, or the Georgia Department of Labor, and you should not assume endorsements of this document by the Federal government or the Georgia Department of Labor.

 

 

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Title: Volunteers, Where to find
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Last Reviewed: 11-30--0001 12:00 AM