Getting Started

Volunteer Group

Let Us Help You Get Started

As the largest online network of participating nonprofits, we help thousands of organizations recruit volunteers every day. Regardless of your volunteer needs, we can help. As a VolunteerMatch member, you can post your volunteer opportunities, track your interested volunteers, increase the visibility of your organization and more! The best part? Registration is free, and only takes a few minutes.

How It Works

The VolunteerMatch network connects volunteers with nonprofit organizations. Every day, thousands of volunteers search VolunteerMatch for opportunities in their neighborhood. When volunteers see your listing, they simply click on it to connect with your organization and get involved.

We have also created a variety of services to make it easy for you to recruit volunteers, manage existing volunteers, and promote your organization.

Does My Organization Qualify?

VolunteerMatch invites all tax-exempt organizations, government entities and hospices and hospitals to start recruiting volunteers. During registration, you will be asked to submit your organization's Employer Identification Number.

How to Recruit Effectively

Recruiting the right volunteers is an important component of every volunteer program. Our Tips & Tricks section can help you plan ahead and make your volunteer program as successful and easy to manage as possible.

How To Register

Becoming a VolunteerMatch member is not only a great idea, it takes less than 15 minutes. Registration is available for all nonprofit and tax-exempt charitable organizations and includes the following steps:

  1. Create a personal profile.
  2. Add your organization.
  3. Add volunteer opportunities.
  4. Select a service level.
  5. Verify your email address.

Once completed, we will review and approve your account within 24 business hours. Begin recruiting more volunteers!

Start recruiting volunteers:

Read Engaging Volunteers

Our new blog for organizations has articles, interviews, and tips on how to recruit and manage volunteers more effectively to reach your mission.

Preferred Partnership Program

VolunteerMatch partners with national nonprofits like American Red Cross, The National MS Society, and Senior Corps to help all their affiliates recruit and manage volunteers. Interested in becoming a Preferred Partner? Learn more!

Did You Know?

It's easy to post volunteer opportunities in more than one ZIP code! Increase your visibility with our Multi-ZIP service.

What Our Users Say

"I LOVE you guys! We have attracted MARVELOUS volunteers from your site who have been invaluable in their experience, skill, and generosity! We wouldn't be on nearly as solid footing if it weren't for you guys!"

Eve Penny Cowen
Founder, The Future Leaders Institute