Volunteering is FUN and FREE
Looking for something different to do? Looking for a volunteer opportunity on a day that BE. Orlando doesn’t have one scheduled? Interested in finding new opportunities for yourself or your social group, colleagues, team, or other network?
Volunteering is fun, free, and fabulous. Investing a few hours in making a difference uplifts those we impact through service as well as ourselves. It’s a great way to spend time with friends and family, or to meet new people. Research shows that volunteer engagement creates many physical and mental health benefits for YOU.
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; you can find them through the organizations below or by googling volunteer opportunities. How many are there? According to the website Guidestar, there are more than 69,000 nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation in Florida and more than 11,000 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 (volunteerism for the secular community and its allies)
- Eventbrite volunteer search
- 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
- Seminole County SERV
- yelp volunteer search
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
Secular Volunteerism Matters
If you’re in the Central Florida area, we’re glad to provide a free presentation to your group, workplace, or non-profit about how non-religious people experience volunteerism, donating, or seeking service at a faith-biased organization. Contact us for more information.