Seems to me the hardest part of this is finding the right opportunity. So in an age of LavaLife and Workopolis and the like, there should be some matching websites out there.
Sure enough there are, although many more for just the US than global or Canadian. But I did find a good one and am sure to find more. Take a look at www.idealist.org.
What’s wonderful about this site is that is works. And the organization behind seems genuine. The problem is that I’m not sure enough folks know about it. Surely there are more than 29 organizations with 65 volunteer positions to fill.
So I guess it’s not just us volunteers that need to know where to go to find the opportunities. I guess the nonprofits (and others) need to know where to put the message so it casts the biggest net. Just like the dating sites or job posting sites, we need a couple of these volunteer matching sites to rise to the top.