UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship non-profit that connects donors and volunteers with quality, international organizations through a customized, searchable website. UniversalGiving is unique; it has a Quality Model, a no-cut policy on donations, and the only service targeting both volunteers and donors. UniversalGiving also provides a customized service for corporations who manage international volunteering and giving programs, as well as for investment banks and high net-worth clients interested in strategic philanthropy.

Mission Statement

We envision a world where giving and volunteering is a natural part of everyday life.

The Details

  • Address
    901 Mission StreetSuite 105San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Contact
    • UniversalGiving Volunteers
  • Phone
    • 415-296-9193
  • Fax
    • 415-296-9195
  • Website
  • Interest Area
    • Computers & Technology, International

Average Review 24 reviews

Would you recommend UniversalGiving?

by Sisi G. (July 26, 2012)
Love the atmosphere here! I volunteered UG for about 3 months when I was having grad school in SF. Everybody is friendly, and works hard and passionately on whatever they are doing. Working environment is also very comfortable here. So sad I am leaving UG because I am finishing grad school and will leave SF soon, but I believe I will be back some day if I have chance!
by Navneet S. (May 22, 2012)
What drew me to UniversalGiving is the thoughtful and meaningful impact they have set out to make in the world. Often times, volunteer opportunities (whether abroad or domestic) are difficult to organize independently, when I feel that they should be more accessible to anyone who wants to donate his/her time. I also recognize that there are many volunteer-matching services that are offered through the internet; however, UniversalGiving is unique in the sense that not only is the website easy to navigate, but only volunteer programs that have been thoroughly researched are posted. The high quality of each volunteer opportunity is a defining characteristic of UniversalGiving, and speaks volumes about their commitment to better serving our global community.
by Munroe G. (April 19, 2011)
UniversalGiving is a small group of highly devoted people who want to make the world a better place by involving everyone in donating or volunteering in whatever ways they can. They use all the possible methods to make it safe and easy for people to get involved with activities around the world. The ability to choose from a variety of locations and topics allows the user to explore the many ways they can make a difference. What is most impressive is that UniversalGiving does this all for free to the user; no fees are required for their service. UniversalGiving makes giving back to the community and the world so much easier and for that they should be applauded. Thank you, UniversalGiving.
by Susie S. (April 13, 2010)
There are so many different positions offered at UniversalGiving and so many chances to learn new skills. They offer volunteer positions in everything from Marketing to User Interface Design to NGO Services. I have learned so much about the way a nonprofit runs by volunteering here. Check out their available positions at http://www.universalgiving.org/about_us/jobs.do
by Cheryl M. (March 4, 2010)
If you want to gain professional experience and help a wonderful organization, UniversalGiving is the perfect choice. Volunteers are generally given lots of trust and responsibility--and the management to make you feel supported. With UniversalGiving, you don't feel like an outsider come to help out--when you volunteer, you're part of the team.

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