To be successful in strengthening our culture to one of service, citizenship and responsibility, we must have the support and participation of our cultural institutions including schools, government, houses of worship, businesses and the nonprofit sector.
Engaging volunteers is not easy, but the results for our communities, for ourselves, and for our Nation are well worth the effort, and there are resources that can help you be successful in this important endeavor. The materials in this section include resources to help our cultural institutions advance community involvement and volunteer engagement to contribute to the cultural change that is underway across America.
Recruit Volunteers - Join the Volunteer Network
If you are with an organization, department, or agency, you can post your volunteer opportunities with the USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network.
Nonprofits & Community Serving Organizations
Nonprofit organizations play a central role in fostering a culture of service, citizenship and responsibility in our communities. As USA Freedom Corps is working to encourage and assist Americans to get involved, we also want to encourage and assist nonprofit organizations to strengthen their capacity to recruit, utilize and retain volunteers.
In response to the President's Call to Service, USA Freedom Corps has developed a set of resources to provide companies and corporations, regardless of industry or size, with the tools and techniques — from basic steps to "best practices" — that they can implement in order to help create a more engaged society.
Federal employees have a long history of generously giving their time and talents to make positive contributions to the communities where they live and work. Their efforts include food and clothing drives, adopt-a-school programs, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring, community gardening, home-building and restoration, and a variety of other volunteer activities that have made an important difference to the individuals and communities they serve.
State & Local Government
State and local agencies can play a meaningful role in helping to strengthen our communities by encouraging individuals to share their time, talents and compassion with those in need.
Honoring Your Volunteers
You can easily recognize your volunteers for their dedication and support by becoming a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.