Did you know that volunteering has a positive effect on health? The act of volunteering rewards individuals with better physical health and greater life satisfaction, according to “The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research,” a compilation of studies released by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Policy Development. Volunteering also makes our communities better. We’ve gathered a few links to organizations that can provide a variety of volunteer opportunities for you, your family, or your friends and colleagues.

We mainly think of United Way for making donations, but the organization has a variety of volunteer opportunities, as well. The organization is looking for individuals as volunteer readers, tutors, more »

Find your local Habitat for Humanity, get involved, and join in the fight against poverty housing and homelessness.

Doctors Without Borders care for people with some of the greatest needs in nearly 60 countries. Visit their website to learn about the individuals they care for, if volunteering is more »

There is nothing more powerful than a pair of caring hands reaching out to help people in need. Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefit helps make it easy for physicians more »