Volunteer Match

Website review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Safe, secure site links teens to volunteer opportunities.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about how to volunteer for organizations around the United States. Search tools empower kids to find kid-friendly opportunities by geographic area and cause. Some kids may be part of a group looking for volunteers -- they’ll find plenty of materials to help with recruitment and training. Whether in person or from afar, volunteer opportunities are everywhere, and kids can use this site to find the opportunities that fit them best.

Positive Messages

Can inspire young people to become active in causes that interest them.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site offers lots of opportunities for teens interested in volunteering in their own communities. Registration is not required, but doing so includes additional features such as email alerts, newsletters, and the ability to create your own volunteer resume.

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Teen, 17 years old Written bychippergirl2772 June 27, 2010

Only so-so

It was ok. It was pretty helpful but I love working with kids and teaching kids and just hanging out with kids and there were not many opportunities for me.
Teen, 16 years old Written byjamine January 15, 2010

What's it about?

VOLUNTEER MATCH links teens with community service opportunities that match their interests, availability, and expertise. Listings run the gamut from tutoring, donating toys, serving meals to the homeless, or even hosting an exchange student. The site also offers a variety of virtual volunteer opportunities kids can do online, as well as listings of nonprofits and businesses that need volunteers.

Is it any good?

Volunteering has never been so easy, and in these tough times, more necessary. Volunteer Match takes the toil and intimidation out of signing up for service. Easy-to-use tools like email alerts, time-tracking, and a personal volunteering resume support kids' efforts by helping them stay organized -- which in turn will help them stay committed.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of volunteering and how the Internet has made it so much easier for those looking for ways to help. Do you think all Web sites are safe when it comes to finding volunteering opportunities?

  • What are some safe practices you should use when talking to people or sharing information online?

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