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The Helpline Center proudly welcomes you to our volunteer database! As the community's volunteer center, we are excited to offer you this incredible resource, connecting you with volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills and the time you have to give. For personalized assistance, dial 2-1-1.

For the past 40 years the Helpline Center has been serving the nonprofit community by helping them find the volunteers they need when they need them most. While a lot of things have changed since our beginning, one thing remains the same... we are committed to helping you find just what you need. That way you can focus on what matters most, helping others!

Latest News

National Volunteer Week

By helplinecenter. Mon, 01 Apr 2019

April 7-13, 2019 National Volunteer Week, powered by Points of Light, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, […]

Volunteer Management Advocate Susan J. Ellis Dies

By helplinecenter. Fri, 08 Mar 2019

February 25, 2019       NPT Staff Susan J. Ellis, the globetrotting evangelist for volunteers and volunteer management, died Sunday. She had battled cancer for more than eight years. Ellis, 70, was founder of Energize, Inc., the internationally known consultancy for volunteer management. Along with lecturing and teaching around the world, she authored or was involved […]

Volunteer Virtually

By helplinecenter. Mon, 07 Jan 2019

Find the perfect fit, anywhere in the world Volunteers today come in many forms. Most people imagine an in-person volunteer working in a community—whether cleaning up a park, holding a clothing drive or bringing a meal to a nursing home. But giving your time to a good cause can include more than being physically on […]

9 Fantastic Reasons to Volunteer During the Holidays

By helplinecenter. Mon, 03 Dec 2018

When the holiday season rolls around, many of us cherish the time we get to spend with our loved ones. During this time, however, it’s also easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the season. Hectic travel schedules and frenzied last-minute shopping can make the holidays more stressful than they need to be. […]

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