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Looking for service project ideas? Planning ongoing community-based ministry for your church? Tap into these local, regional, national and even international organizations which offer resources and programs for churches and individuals.

Adopt-a-Highway Programs

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Started in the state of Texas, this opportunity for citizens to take part in maintaining clean roadsides now operates in 49 states in the U.S. Each state maintains its own program and volunteer coordination. Many programs allow groups to “adopt” a stretch of highway with the promise of conducting clean-ups monthly or seasonally. In addition, these programs will often supply needed resources and suggestions for conducting your highway clean-up.

How To Get Involved:

Research the program in your particular state and contact the designated volunteer coordinator.


America’s Second Harvest

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America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization, distributing food and grocery products to more than 200 food banks and rescue organizations throughout all 50 states. America’s Second Harvest relies on volunteers to collect, sort, package and distribute food and grocery products.

Mission Statement:

“We distribute food and grocery products though a nationwide certified Member Network, increase public awareness of domestic hunger and advocate public policies that benefit America’s hungry.”

How To Get Involved:

Find out more about America’s Second Harvest at http://www.secondharvest.org. You can contact your local office by clicking on the “How to help” tab at the top of the page.


Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

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The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) represents 300 rescue missions and other ministries that serve the homeless and those in poverty in the inner cities of America and Canada. AGRM programs provide basic needs, job placement programs, health and dental care, education, addiction recovery and more.

Mission Statement:

Serving rescue missions with education, training and resources; Starting new rescue missions; Sharing the message of RESCUE with the world; Seeking the spiritual wholeness of rescue mission workers.

How To Get Involved:

Search for a Gospel Rescue Mission in your area and contact the volunteer coordinator to determine their specific needs. Find a directory of member rescue missions at http://www.agrm.org.


Bethany Christian Services

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Though most widely recognized as a pro-life Christian adoption agency, Bethany’s services encompass a variety of needs, including infertility, unplanned pregnancy, embryo donation/adoption, orphan care and post-adoption concerns.  Thousands of children and families have benefited from Bethany’s life-changing services that extend to 75 locations nationwide and more than a dozen countries around the world.

Mission Statement:

“Bethany Christian Services manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.”

How To Get Involved:

Join Bethany in responding to the needs of children and families by visiting http://www.bethany.org/ and searching under “Office Locations” to find the location nearest you.  Ask about local volunteer opportunities, which may include making foster care children packs or birth-mother hospitality baskets, helping out at community events/fundraisers or mentoring a child in foster care.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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Big Brothers Big Sisters has been positively changing American children’s lives for more than 100 years, making a measurable difference through mentoring relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on communities. The organization pairs an adult mentor with a child, providing one-to-one youth service. Mentors give anywhere from a few hours a month to a few hours a week. A mentor develops positive relationships with his or her child and works to encourage positive outcomes in school, at home and in the community. “Youth violence, dropout rates, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse—Big Brothers Big Sisters is a solution that works to solve these societal problems,” said Judy Vredenburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBBS.

Mission Statement:

“The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.”

How To Get Involved:

Find your local Big Brothers Big Sisters office by searching http://www.bbbs.org. Contact your local volunteer coordinator to begin your time as a Big Brother or Big Sister.


Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Boys and Girls Clubs across America provide a safe place for children while connecting them with caring adult professionals. Boys and Girls Clubs offer programs that address the pressing needs of youth, including character, education, health, arts, athletics and more.

Mission Statement:

“To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

How To Get Involved:

Find a club near you by searching http://www.bgca.org or by calling 1-800-854-CLUB. Speak with the volunteer coordinator to determine the best ways to donate your time and talent.


Campus Crusade for Christ

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Helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship

Mission Statement:

Helping to build spiritual movements everywhere so everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ

How To Get Involved:

As Campus Crusade for Christ seeks to accelerate the Great Commission, we welcome volunteers to join the vision and make an eternal difference. With locations throughout the United States, as well as internationally, you can use your gifts, skills, and talents wherever the Lord leads you.

Because of the work volunteers do, materials are developed faster, teams are able to go share their faith, and resources are extended. You can have a part in exposing every person in the world to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Building new believers’ faith, training Christians for ministry, and sending them to win and disciple others is what we’re all about. Visit http://www.ccci.org/ for more information.


Care Net Pregnancy Centers

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Care Net supports pregnancy centers across the country that provide information, health support, pregnancy tests and counseling for women and men dealing with an unexpected pregnancy.

Mission Statement:

“As the largest affiliation network of pregnancy centers, the mission of Care Net is to support and promote the evangelistic, pro-life work of pregnancy centers all across North America. In turn, our more than 1,050 affiliated pregnancy centers are each committed to reaching women and men in crisis and offering practical, emotional and spiritual support, so that these clients may be empowered to make positive pregnancy and other choices.”

How To Get Involved:

Pregnancy centers need all kinds of support, including organizing fundraisers, collecting baby supplies, administrative help, Web development and advocating for support and education. To find a Care Net center in your area, call 703-478-5661 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Find more information at http://www.care-net.org.


Catholic Charities USA

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Catholic Charities USA represents more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions throughout the United States that serve more than 7.8 million people a year, regardless of their religious, social or economic backgrounds. Local Catholic Charities provide vital social services such as food banks, soup kitchens, education, medical care, counseling, immigration services, day care, addiction recovery and more.

Mission Statement:

“The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.”

How To Get Involved:

Contact your local Catholic Charities agency and speak with the volunteer coordinator. Find your local agency at http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.


Convoy of Hope

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Through community outreaches within the U.S. and around the globe, as well as disaster relief efforts in more than 100 countries, Convoy of Hope reaches out to poor and aching communities by providing them with food, shelter, water purification systems and other needed supplies.  Convoy of Hope aids churches and other volunteer groups in conducting community outreaches and disaster relief by equipping them with the resources and training needed to respond.  During community outreaches, volunteers provide free groceries, health and dental screenings, free haircuts, job and health fairs, games for children, etc. for impoverished families in the community.

How To Get Involved:

To volunteer at an outreach event in your community, visit http://www.convoyofhope.org, click on the events calendar, and find an upcoming outreach event near you.  Contact the local outreach event coordinator and ask how you can help.  If you are interested in helping with disaster relief, learn more about Convoy of Hope’s current projects on the Web site and e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.


First Book

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First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy: access to books.  An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 60 million free and low-cost books to disadvantaged children. Volunteers can aid in lifting, carrying, sorting and labeling boxes filled with books at local advisory boards, as well as greeting groups of recipients.

Mission Statement:

“First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.”

How To Get Involved:

Go to http://www.firstbook.org and click on the “In Your Community” and “Find an Advisory Board” tabs to get involved at an advisory board near you.


Fuller Center for Housing

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The Fuller Center for Housing, an ecumenical Christian non-profit, was started in 2005 by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller as a way to continue his vision of a grassroots movement working to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. By forming local partnership organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them. The Fuller Center is active in 52 U.S. cities, and 15 countries around the world.

How To Get Involved:

The greatest need is for volunteers to help with construction and donors to fund the projects. Help give a family in need the lasting gift of health, security and happiness.
Churches - Become a Faith Builder with The Fuller Center. Congregations of all sizes are invited to sponsor and lead projects, from simple wheelchair ramps to major rehabs.
Church members are encouraged to help nurture partner families.
Individuals - Visit http://www.FullerCenter.org to connect with a Fuller Center project in your area. The Fuller Center needs skilled people to serve as teachers and site leaders, but inexperienced volunteers are also welcome. Business owners - Become a Corporate
Builder by sponsoring a Greater Blessing project and inviting your employees to volunteer with The Fuller Center.

Phone: 229-924-2900

Website: http://www.fullercenter.org


Goodwill Industries

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Goodwill Industries provides education, training and career services to more than a million individuals each year struggling with welfare dependency, homelessness, a lack of education or work experience or disabilities.  These efforts are funded by the sales of donated items in more than 2,200 Goodwill stores and online.  Goodwill encourages volunteers to join in their efforts to transform lives through mentoring, tutoring, collecting goods for shelters, organizing community events, contributing to newsletters, participating in service projects, job training, job shadowing and more.

Mission Statement:

“Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.goodwill.org and click on “Find Your Local Goodwill” to discover the volunteer opportunities at a Goodwill store near you.


Habitat for Humanity International

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Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty and homelessness by providing shelter to those in need. Habitat depends on volunteer labor and funds to build and rehabilitate simple houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat serves in all 50 states and throughout the world in 92 countries.

Mission Statement:

“Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.”

How To Get Involved:

Contact your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and find out what volunteer needs they have. You can find your local office by clicking the “Get Involved” tab at http://www.habitat.org.


Hospice Foundation of America

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The Hospice Foundation of America provides care, comfort and support to patients and their families at the end of life. Hospice relies on individual volunteers to offer support for patients, respite for family members, childcare assistance, bereavement support programs and fundraising and administrative work.

Mission Statement:

“Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the American health care system and the role of hospice within it.”

How To Get Involved:

To find out more about the Hospice Foundation, visit http://www.hospicefoundation.org. Hospice depends on committed individual volunteers that must go through an application and training process to begin serving. Local hospice branches determine their specific requirements and needs, including any possible group projects that do not involve working with patients. To speak with your local hospice about the needs in your community, go to http://www.hospicedirectory.org, and click on “Hospice Volunteers.”


Keep America Beautiful

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As the largest volunteer-based community action and education organization in the U.S., Keep America Beautiful Inc. works to promote individual responsibility for the environment.  Volunteers can connect with close to 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations that focus on litter prevention, waste minimization, recycling and beautification.

Mission Statement:

“Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.kab.org to connect with an affiliate near you and take action to keep America beautiful.


KidsHope USA

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KIDS HOPE USA is a church-based mentoring model that connects a church and its members to a local school. KIDS HOPE USA helps a local church develop a funded ministry program, build a relationship with a local school, and recruit volunteers that meet for one hour per week with students.

Mission Statement:

“KIDS HOPE USA builds caring relationships…one child, one hour, one church, one school.”

How To Get Involved:

Find out more about the KIDS HOPE USA model at http://www.kidshopeusa.org. Use the “Contact Us” tab to find out how to start your own KIDS HOPE USA chapter.


Meals on Wheels Association of America

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Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is a member organization representing mostly senior nutrition programs in the United States. Member programs throughout the United States provide nutritious meals and services to men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail or at risk. Volunteers with Meals on Wheels help deliver these services to the needy in their community.

Mission Statement:

“The mission of Meals on Wheels Association of America is to provide visionary leadership and professional training to develop partnerships that will ensure the provision of quality nutrition services.”

How To Get Involved:

Find out how to support a local MOW program by clicking the “Want to Volunteer?” tab at http://www.mowaa.org. You can also find information here to start a new program in your area.


My Stuff Bags Foundation

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My Stuff Bags Foundation supports the work of crisis centers and foster homes by providing personal belongings for children in America’s foster and social services system. My Stuff Bags accepts handmade and bought items from groups, churches and corporations, assembles the items into tote bags, and delivers them to needy local support groups throughout the United States.

Mission Statement:

“The My Stuff Bags Foundation’s mission is to provide powerful advocacy on behalf of abused, abandoned and neglected children across the United States. The Foundation rallies widespread individual and corporate involvement through its unique program, My Stuff Bags, to address the needs of these children and support the organizations caring for them.”

How To Get Involved:

To learn more about the My Stuff Bags Foundation visit http://www.mystuffbags.org. If you are interested in donating handmade or bought supplies, you can reach a volunteer coordinator at 866-3MY-STUFF (toll free) or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

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North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) is a national office with more than 650 local affiliate organizations. NARHA promotes the benefit of the horse to assist individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. Volunteers are needed to work with horses and individuals, administrative work and grounds upkeep.

Mission Statement:

“NARHA is a membership organization that fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standards and research for people with and without disabilities.”

How To Get Involved:

Go to NARHA’s home page at http://www.narha.org and click on “Find a Center.” After entering your location information, continue to the Web site for the specific center in your area. Each center will have different needs and requirements depending on the size and scope of their program.


Operation Blessing

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Operation Blessing works to relieve human suffering by combating hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other necessities.

Mission Statement:

“Our mission is to demonstrate God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.ob.org to learn more about Operation Blessing. Click on the “Volunteer” link on the left side of the page to see how you can support Operation Blessing from home or at one of their local outreach centers across the United States.


Prison Fellowship Ministries

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Prison Fellowship Ministries partners with local churches across the country to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families as an act of service to Jesus Christ and as a contribution to restoring peace to our cities and communities endangered by crime.

Mission Statement:

“To seek the transformation of prisoners and their reconciliation to God, family and community through the power and truth of Jesus Christ, and the transformation of believers as they apply biblical thinking to all of life, enabling them to transform their communities through the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.”

How To Get Involved:

Go to http://www.prisonfellowship.org to learn more about Prison Fellowship Ministries. To find a local office, volunteer needs and an application to serve, click on “Volunteer” under the “How to Help” tab.


Project Linus

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Project Linus is a network of more than 390 chapters across the United States where volunteers make handmade blankets and afghans to provide comfort to needy children.

Mission Statement:

“First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer ‘blanketeers.’ Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities for the benefit of children.”

How To Get Involved:

Learn more at http://www.projectlinus.org. Here you can also find information about starting your own chapter of Project Linus, where to send handmade blankets and helpful patterns to get you started.


Reach Out and Read

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Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Mission Statement:

“Reach Out and Read makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading.”

How To Get Involved:

Learn more about ROR and how you can volunteer by visiting http://www.reachoutandread.org. Click on “Get Involved” to find out how you can donate books or read aloud in a local ROR doctor’s office.


Rebuilding Together

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Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit organization with close to 225 affiliates nationwide, seeks to assist low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs and modifications through volunteer and community efforts.  This organization aims to revitalize communities by rehabilitating the homes of veterans, the elderly, the disabled and those displaced due to natural disasters.

Mission Statement:

“Our mission is to preserve affordable housing by bringing volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.rebuildingtogether.org/, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on “Volunteers” to find a Rebuilding Together Affiliate near you.


Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army is a network of local offices serving in over 111 countries, with more than 8,700 chapters in the U.S. alone. Salvation Army programs run the spectrum from infant day-care centers to senior centers, camping programs, life skill programs, prison ministries, HIV or AIDS ministries, shelters, after-school programs, thrift stores, etc. Each Salvation Army chapter identifies the specific needs of their community.

Mission Statement:

“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

How To Get Involved:

Begin at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org. On the left side of the page, click the region of the U.S. in which you live (Central, East, South, West.) At your regional page click on “Find The Salvation Army near you.” Contact your local Salvation Army branch about their particular volunteer needs.


Samaritan’s Purse

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Samaritan’s Purse has brought hope to desperate and hurting people around the world for more than 35 years through community development, vocational and emergency relief programs.  By providing food, water, clothing, medicine, shelter and job training to those in need, Samaritan’s Purse seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Volunteers can work with a U.S. Disaster Relief team, assist with a construction project, host a family for the Children’s Heart Project and participate in Operation Christmas Child by packing or collecting boxes at a local processing center or collection site.

Mission Statement:

“Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org and click on “Ways To Help” to find the volunteer opportunity right for you.


Share Our Strength

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Share Our Strength works to end child hunger by combining the efforts of community groups, food programs, the culinary industry and volunteers through unique programs such as Great American Dine Out, Taste the Nation and the Great American Bake Sale.  Through these programs, over $200 million has been raised in support of more than 1,000 nonprofits fighting child hunger.

Mission Statement:

“Share Our Strength is a national organization that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.strength.org to learn how to volunteer with Share Our Strength’s programs like the Great American Dine Out, Taste the Nation, the Great American Bake Sale and Operation Frontline.


Special Olympics

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Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than two million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 160 countries. More than 72 programs in North America provide services and rely on volunteer support.

Mission Statement:

“The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.”

How To Get Involved:

To learn more about the Special Olympics, visit http://www.specialolympics.org. Click “Volunteer” to find a program near you.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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St. Jude Children’s Hospital is the world’s leading pediatric treatment and research facility, treating children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Patients at St. Jude come from all 50 states and more than 70 foreign nations. St. Jude relies on the support of volunteers and donations to offer their medical services, charging no fees beyond what medical insurance will cover.

Mission Statement:

“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”

How To Get Involved:

To learn more about St. Jude, visit http://www.stjude.org. Click on the “Volunteers” tab to learn ways that you can serve children from home by creating waiting room kits, notes of encouragement, holiday door signs and more. You can also contact volunteer services directly at 901-495-3327 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Teen Challenge International, USA

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Teen Challenge USA is a faith-based nonprofit with a network of more than 170 local centers throughout the U.S. offering treatment and recovery services for those suffering from alcohol and drug abuse.

Mission Statement:

“To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.teenchallengeusa.com to learn more about Teen Challenge USA. To find out how to volunteer, click “Locations” and find the center nearest you.


Volunteers of America

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For more than 100 years, this faith-based, nonprofit organization has reached out to at-risk youth, the elderly, the homeless, people with disabilities, offenders returning from prison and individuals recovering from addictions through human service programs in 400 communities in 44 states.  Through diverse programs and volunteer opportunities, Volunteers of America addresses the unique needs of each community.  Volunteer opportunities range from working in homes for disabled individuals to assisting teachers and staff in day care centers to aiding offenders in their transition from prison to our communities.

Mission Statement:

“Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.”

How To Get Involved:

To find volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.voa.org/ and click on “Get Involved.”  Scroll down the page to look for volunteer opportunities at a local office near you.


World Relief

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As the humanitarian arm of the NAE, World Relief works alongside local churches and communities on four continents to serve the most vulnerable.  Over the last 65 years, World Relief has extended its reach into many of the poorest and least developed nations on earth.  We empower and assist 2.8 million people annually through health education, microfinance, food security, disaster response, and refugee resettlement.

Mission Statement:

The mission of World Relief is to “Empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable”.

How To Get Involved:

To learn more about World Relief and what we do, visit http://www.WorldRelief.org .  Click on “Church Engagement” to find out how you and your Church can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable around the world.  To find a local office near you, visit http://www.WorldRelief.org/us.


World Vision

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Word Vision is one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations, working in nearly 100 countries. World Vision provides basic needs such as food, clothing, education, clean water and agricultural training to communities in need. World Vision also sponsors a myriad of programs that provide churches a hands-on opportunity to serve.

Mission Statement:

“World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit World Vision’s homepage at http://www.worldvision.org. Scroll over the “Get Involved” tab to find out how you, your small group or your entire church can serve alongside World Vision.


Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)

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YMCA USA represents more than 2,600 local YMCA branches that meet the needs of their specific community through programs such as swimming lessons, basketball, tutoring, camping and the arts. YMCA branches serve people of all faiths, races, ages, abilities and incomes.

Mission Statement:

(Each YMCA has its own mission statement catered to the specific needs of their community)

How To Get Involved:

To find your local YMCA, go to http://www.ymca.org and type in your zip code under the box labeled, “Find your Y.” Contact your local Y to find out its specific volunteer needs.


Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)

About:

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world with more than 300 local offices in the United States. The hallmark programs of the YWCA are racial justice and women’s economic advancement.

Mission Statement:

“The YWCA USA is a women’s membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. The YWCA will thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary.”

How To Get Involved:

Visit http://www.ywca.org to learn more about the YWCA. Click on “I want to act” and follow the link to search for your local YWCA office. Volunteer inquiries should be made to your local YWCA office, as each office has its own program and volunteer needs.


Youth for Christ

About:

Youth for Christ (YFC) has been operating local ministry centers throughout the United States since 1944. Now serving in more than 100 nations, YFC offers a variety of programs to meet spiritual, social and physical needs including Campus Life, City Life, Teen Parents, Youth Guidance and Student Led Ministry.

Mission Statement:

“YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.”

How To Get Involved:

Learn more about Youth for Christ at http://www.yfc.org. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your location to find a YFC ministry center near you. Your local center will know the specific needs of your community, and can help you find a way to get involved.