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How to find volunteer work online in 2015

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There’s an infinite number of worthy causes and organizations eager to have volunteers, but if you’re just getting started, it can be difficult — even discouraging — to weed through all the options.Luckily, many sites and platforms can help you find the best volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and skills. From Catchafire, which helps busy professionals apply their skills to volunteer work, to DoSomething, which helps young people take meaningful action based on their passions and time preferences, you’re bound to find volunteer work among the eight resources we’ve rounded up below.

This list isn’t exhaustive, and doesn’t include extended, government-sponsored volunteer opportunities such as AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. But these resources will help you get started volunteering, and find local, convenient opportunities near you.