The Corporation for National and Community Service engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in
service to help strengthen communities.
The USA Freedom Corps is a Coordinating Council housed at the White House and chaired by President George W. Bush, working to strengthen our culture of service and help find opportunities for every American to start volunteering. It provides a comprehensive network where individuals can find service opportunities that match their interests and talents in their hometowns, across the country or around the world.
VolunteerMatch is one of the largest providers of information about volunteer opportunities and participation. It is a nonprofit, online service dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. It helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States.
Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.
Michigan Campus Compact promotes academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education.
The National Service-Learning Exchange supports high quality service-learning programs in schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations.
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse supports programs engaged in service-learning, through the collection and dissemination of information and materials.
The Points of Light Foundation’s mission is to engage more people more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems. Founded in May 1990, the Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to promoting volunteerism. The Foundation is based in Washington, DC, and works in communities throughout the United States through a network of over 500 Volunteer Centers
The Community College National Center for Community Engagement is a leader in advancing programs and innovations that stimulate activity participation of institutions in community engagement for the attainment of a virtual citizenry.
Additional Web Resources
Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service engages more than a million Americans each year in service to their communities-helping to solve community problems.
Action without borders has compiled a comprehensive online list of more then 23,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 153 countries. Users can search and browse these organizations by name, location, or mission.
Learn and Serve America, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (listed above), supports service-learning programs in schools and community organizations.
Learning In Deed is an initiative that aims to make service-learning part of every K-12 student’s experience. The Web site includes a toolkit for service-learning policy and planning.
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse collects and disseminates information and materials related to service-learning for Learn and Serve America grantees and other programs involved in service-learning. (NCREL’S Learning Point, Spring 2002)