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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Oakland in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Oakland nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Oakland and want to learn about the city’s charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Miami in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Miami nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Tucson in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Tucson nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 9 Volunteer Opportunities in Portland in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Portland nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in San Jose in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great San Jose nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Washington D.C in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Washington, D.C., nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Columbus in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Columbus nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Columbus and want to learn about the city’s charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in San Diego in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great San Diego nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in San Antonio in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great San Antonio nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

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Top 10 Volunteer Opportunities in Philadelphia in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Philadelphia nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is to hear from the people who’ve been there!

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Fall Volunteering: Support Kids and Families in Your Community

by Sam Reeve

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Kids, kids, kids everywhere! Rush hour traffic is picking up, the heat has (hopefully) plateaued, and students across the country are settling back into school. There is no better way to usher in the school year than to give your time and resources to organizations supporting kids. You can start with one of these eight top-rated nonprofits:

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Join Generous Donors to Give to Victims of Hurricane Dorian

By Mayra Gomez

Girl carrying her pet dog as she is being rescued from her flooded home during Hurricane Dorian

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Dorian has destroyed thousands of homes in the Bahamas, and thousands more are at risk in the Carolinas. The strongest storm on the planet this year, Dorian will continue to cause flooding, power outages, along with food and water shortages.

Join other donors in supporting the following nonprofits providing help to victims of Dorian. (more…)

Seven Nonprofits Building the Infrastructure for a More Democratic Society

by Sam Reeve

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Democracy is an ongoing project of inclusion and equity in the United States. A project in participatory government that continues to expand thanks to the dedication of stellar nonprofits and movements. Many of them have emerged from and/or on behalf of the country’s most marginalized and politically disenfranchised groups.

If you are looking for ways to support organizations strengthening the foundations of democracy — from restoring voting rights of convicted people to mobilizing minority voters and candidates, here are seven nonprofits to consider:

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Three Volunteer Opportunities for Teens This Summer

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By Mayra Gomez

Volunteering offers many benefits to your teen’s development. Research has shown that adolescents who engage in community service are more responsible and have higher self-esteem. It also allows them to explore their passions and provides valuable skills such as time management, leadership, and decision making. According to this study, volunteering could even decrease their risk for heart disease. 

So whether your goal is to help them gain skills, improve their health, or enhance their college application, encourage your child to volunteer this summer. Here are three opportunities for them: 

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Five Nonprofits Helping at the U.S.-Mexico Border

By now, chances are you’ve seen the picture of Oscar Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying dead on the banks of the Rio Grande. They were trying to seek asylum in the United States. Like them, thousands of children and families from Central America risk their lives to escape extreme violence—murder, human trafficking, and forced recruitment by gangs.

Crossing an international border for asylum is not illegal. U.S. and international law give people fleeing violence and persecution the right to request it. Support these nonprofits helping refugees and asylum seekers at the border:

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7 Top-Rated Nonprofits Supporting the LGBTQAI+ Community

by Sam Reeve

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Every June, millions of people around the world join together to celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride, activism, history, and community. Particularly so this year, which marks 50 years since the police raid and ensuing riots at the Stonewall Inn, events that helped catalyze the modern fight for LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States.

If you are looking for ways to show support to the LGBTQIA+ community, or simply celebrate pride month, here are seven top-rated nonprofits to consider:

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10 Top-Rated Nonprofits Protecting the Environment

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Every April 22, millions of Americans join together to celebrate Earth Day, an event that since 1970 has promoted awareness of our planet’s environmental problems. For the following organizations, every day is Earth Day, and they work to address issues like land resources conservation, protection of endangered species, environmental education, and beautification.

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5 Fun Earth Day Activities for Families

Earth Day is nigh! And this lovely planet of ours needs all the help you can offer to make sure it’s as beautiful, lush, and life-giving for your kids and grandkids as it has been for you. Help celebrate our planet by teaching your family and friends about the environment through one of these activities:

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6 Must-See Family Movies That Will Inspire Your Kids

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The Oscars and Golden Globes may have passed, but movie season is always upon us. Rain or snow scheduled for this weekend? Freezing temperatures out? Stay in those slippers, make some hot chocolate and popcorn, and cozy up with your loved ones while enjoying these new, Common Sense Media-rated movies that will inspire, educate, and build up all the members of your family.

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