Volunteering is FUN and FREE
Looking for something different to do? Looking for a volunteer event on a day we don’t have one scheduled? Interested in finding new opportunities for yourself or your social group, colleagues, team, or other network?
The below organizations connect people with projects at local non-profits or provide other resources for volunteers. There are also many individual agencies in your area that need volunteer assistance and can find them through the organizations below. How many are there? According to the website Guidestar, currently there are 69,784 nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation in Florida as of July 2009. There are 11,281 nonprofit organizations within a 50 mile radius of downtown Orlando. Whatever your passion, there are agencies looking for volunteers like you to make a difference.
Reasons to volunteer
View our post on the biggest list of secular reasons to volunteer to see others’ perspectives on why making a difference for others is a important part of our lives.
Where and How to Volunteer
We do not promote or endorse any organizations – this is just a resource list. Always research before joining, providing personal information, or providing contributions or membership fees.
Local (Central Florida)
- BE Orlando
- Guys with Ties
- Hands on Orlando
- Heart of Florida United Way
- Orlando Cares (City of Orlando Mentoring Program)
- Orlando Charity Events
- Orlando Local Guide – Charity Events
- Orlando Sport & Social Club Charity Events
Regional, State, National:
- Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Events for Change, Inc.
- Florida Association for Volunteer Resource Management (FAVRM)
- Florida Volunteer Protection act (FS 768.1355)
- Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
- Secular Charity List
- United We Serve
- Volunteer Florida
- Volunteer Match
- Volunteers Beyond Belief
Diversity Friendly Agency List – Launching in 2017, a board of local humanists will be working on a list of recommended local agencies that respect diversity of clients, volunteers, donors, and employees, to include faith and non-faith perspective and sexual orientation. If you would like to participate, contact BEOrlando@live.com.