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So Where Are You Going To Volunteer?



By this time you have learned a lot about volunteer and hopefully you are ready to get involved with an organization. This month’s Monthly Matter List over 150 organization that need volunteers. Along with the names of these organizations are brief descriptions of what the organizations do and information so that you can get in contact with any that peak your interest. You can even click the website address to go directly from this site to the organizations sites from. So, now you don’t have to go through the hassle of surfing the net and the phone book for place to volunteer. Again, there are over 150 organizations listed below. So, take your time and browse through the list.




Over 150 Organizations That Need Volunteers

UMBRELLA GROUPS - serve, support, monitor and represent individual organizations in the private not-for-profit sector.

Independent Sector
1200 Eighteenth Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202)467-6100
Fax: (202)467-6101
Website: www.indepsec.org
A national organization that promotes philanthrophy, volunteerism and actions to better serve people and communities

InterAction
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachutes Avenue, NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
(202)667-8236
E-mail: ia@interaction.org
Website: www.interaction.org

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
4805 Moutnt Hope Drive
Balitimore, MD 21215
Toll Free: (877)NAACP-98
Tel:(410)358-8900
Hotline:(410)521-4939
Website: www.naacp.org
The nation's oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization whose goal is to achieve equailty, eliminate racial prejudice, and end racial discrimination.

National Charities Information Bureau (NCIB)
19 Union Square West, 6th Floor
New York, NY 1003-3395
(212)929-6300
Website: www.give.org
Provides information that solicit funds nationally, provides standards for philantropies and provides in depth reports on no-profit organizations

United Way of America
701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2045
Tel:(703)836-7100
Website: www.unitedway.org
United Way is a national system of volunteers, contributors and local charities.

Philanthropic Advisory Service (PAS)
257 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel:(202)533-7500 x110
E-mail: nypas@newyork.bbb.org
Website: www.newyork.bbb.org
This is a program of the Education & Research Foundation of Metro NY and the Better Business Bureau that promotes public confidence in local charities and charitiable giving.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22213
Tel:(703)276-0100
Website: www.give.org (click charitable giving)
Provides information about charities to potential donors to help make individual their giving decisions.

U.S. Public Interest Group (USPIRG)
218 D Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-9707
Website: www.igc.apc.org
The national lobbying office and umbrella organization for PIRG chapters which focuses on advocating environment protection, consumer protection, empowerment of students and government reform.

SOCIAL SERVICES- - Thousands of local and national organizations provide social services to those in need. A wide range of services and organizations fall under this category. The following comprises only a small share of programs: soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food reclamation programs, meal delivery programs, community centers, settlement houses, crisis centers, family support centers, hotlines of all kinds, halfway houses, senior citizen centers, civic groups, women's clubs, youth groups, churches, synagogues, mosques, public agencies, local and state governments, court systems, jail programs, prisons programs, police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services, political groups and advocacy groups.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

ASPIRA Association, Inc.
1444 Eye Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Tel:(202)835-3600
Fax:(202)835-3613
E-mail: infor@aspira.org
Website: www.aspira.org
A national non-profit organization serving Puerto Rican and Latin youth and their families.

Covenant House
460 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel:(212)613-0300
Website: www.covenanthouse.org
A Christian mission that provides shelter and services to homeless and at risk children and youth.

National Committe for Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA)
332 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604-4357
Tel:(312)663-3520
Website: www.childabuse.org
Aims to stop child abuse before it occurs and creates awareness of the problems causes and effects.

National Runaway Switchboard
3080 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Tel: (773)880-9860
Fax:(773)929-5150
Website: www.nrscrisisline.org
24 hour, toll free hotline that provides information and referrals to runaways and troubled youth and their families.

Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children
6 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (212)369-0300
website: www.spence-chapin.org
E-mail: info@spencechapin.org
Provides adoption and adoption related services and resources.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Fortune Society
53 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212)691 - 7554
Fax: (212)255-4948
Website:www.fortunesociety.org
E-mail: jkefala@fortunesociety.org
Works one on one with ex-offenders and juveniles to help them get back on track through counseling, tutoring, vocational training, job placement, literacy training and GED preparation

International Association of Justice Volunteerism (IAJV)
P.O. Box 766
Delta, CO 81416
Telephone & Fax:(970) 249 - 9517
E-mail: jp@justicevolunteers.org
Website: www.justicevolunteer.org
Formerly the National Association of Volunteers in Criminal Justice, committed to improving the juvenile and criminal justice system.

Mothers Against Driving (MADD)
P.O. box 541688
Dallas, TX 75354
Tel: 1-800-GET-MADD (48 -6233)
Website: www.madd.org
Speaks on behalf of victims and encourages citizen participation in addressing drunk driving issue.

DISABILITIES

Achilles Track Club
42 West 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York,NY 10018
Tel:(212)354-0300
Fax:(212)354-3978
E-mail: AchillesClub@aol.com
Website: www.achillestrackclub.org
Encourages disabled around the world to enjoy sports and running.

The Arc of the United States
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suit 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel:(301)565-3842
Fax: (301)565-3843 or (301)565-5342
E-mail: maslich@thearc.org
Website: www.thearc.org
Formerly the Associationof Retarded Citizens, this organization is committed to the welfare of developmentally disabled children and adults and their families.

Camp Pacific Heartland
5358 Cartwright Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tel:(818)753-5190
E-mail: info@camppacificheartland.org
Website: www.camppacificheartland.org
A nonprofit organization that arranges for children and adolescents infected with or by HIV/AIDS to attend weekend long recreational camps.

Goodwill Industries International
9200 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel:(240)333-5200
E-mail: contactus@goodwill.org
Website: www.goodwill.org
Provides a variety of services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Reading for the Blind & Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel:(609)452-0606
volunteer info (866) RFBD-585
Website: www.rfbd.org
Loans recorded educational books, free of charge, to the blind and reading disabled.

Special Olympics
1325 G. Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Tel:(202)628-3630
Fax:(202)824-0200
E-mail: info@specialolympics.org
Website: www.specialolympics.org
Promotes physical fitness and athletic competion among develomentally disabled kids and adults.

DIASTER RELIEF

American Red Cross
2132 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel:(202)728-6400
Fax:(202)728-6647
E-mail: ncctech@usa.redcross.org
Website: www.redcross.org
Provides relief to victims of diaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

IMMIGRANTS

The International Center in New York
50 West 23rd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Tel:(212)255-9555
fax:(212)255-0177
E-mail: icny@intlcenter.org
Website: www.intlcenter.org
Offers a variety of programs to help recently arrived foriegners adjust to American life.

POVERTY & URBAN RELIEF

Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tel:(202)547-2500 or (877) 55-ACORN
Fax:(202)546-2483
E-mail: natacorndc@acorn.org
Website: www.acorn.org/community/
Helps empower people in low and moderate income communities to address community needs.

Habitat for Humanity
11 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709-3498
Tel:(912)924-6938
Website: wwww.habitat.org
A Christian housing ministry that aims to eliminate substandard housing in the world.

National Coalition for the Homeless
1012 Fourteenth Street, NW #600
Washington, DC 20005-3471
Tel:(202)737-6444
Fax:(202)737-6445
E-mail: info@nationalhomeless.org
Website: www.nationalhomeless.org
Committed to ending homelessness through public education,policy advocacy, grass-roots organizing and technical assistance.

The National Urban League
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
E-mail: info@nul.org
Website: www.nul.org
A nonpartisan interracialcommunity service organization working to ensure equal opportunities in all sectors of society for African-Americans and other members of minority groups.

Corporation for National Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Tel:(202)606-5000
TTY:(202)565-2799
E-mail: Questions@americorp.org
Website: www.cns.gov
A full time, year long volunteer-service program in the U.S. run by AmeriCorp. Volunteers commit to improving the self suffiency of low income people and enhance the conditions of their lives.

SHUT-INS

The Holiday Project
104 Kingland Road
Landing, NJ 07850
(973)770-6450
Fax:(973)770-6431
Website: www.holiday-project.org
Visit, make gifts, and provides entertainment for: hospital patients, prisons, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, shelters for domestic violence victims, juevenile detention homes, orphanges and facilities for developmentally and physically disabled.

WOMEN'S ISSUSES

The Association of Junoior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI)
132 West 31st Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001-3406
(212)951-8300
Fax:(212)481-7196
E-mail: info@ajli.org
Website: www.ajli.org
An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF)
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4508
Tel:(202)429-1965
Fax:(202)429-0854
Website: www.lwv.org
Provides a variety of services including research, eduction, litigation, and publications to increase public understanding of public policy. Also promotes voting and encourages more involvement in the government and democratic process.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tel:(212)541-7800
Website: www.plannedparenthood.org
Aims to make voluntary contraception, abortion, sterilization, and fertility services available to all.

Women in Community Service (WICS)
1900 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel:(703)671-0500 or (800)442-9427
E-amil: WICSNatl@wics.org
Website: www.wics.org
Works to improve the quaility of life for women.

OTHER

AmeriCorps
C/O Corporation for National Service
1201 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20525
(202)606-5000
www.americorps.org


Christmas in April USA
1536 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 483 - 9083 or 1 (800) 4 - REHAB -9
Fax: (202) 483 - 9081
Website: www.rebuildtogether.org or www.christmasinapril.org
A volunteer based program that rehabilitates the homes of low in-come disabled and/or elderly at no cost to them, so that they will be able to continue living safely and independently.


REGIONAL


Community Impact
721 Central Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 965 - 0242
Fax: (650) 965 - 7851
E-mail: volunteer@communityimpact.org
Website: www.comunityimpact.org
Dedicated to making community service easy and fun by creating flexible and unique volunteer activities.


Focus Hope
1355 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48238
Tel: (313) 494 - 4000
E-mail: web@focushope.edu
Website: www.focushope.edu
Devises and implements creative and practical programs to help overcome racism, poverty and in justice.


Fresh Air Fund
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 221 - 0900
To Host: (800) 367 - 0003
Website: www.freshair.org
Provides free summer vacations to the country or suburbs to disadvantaged inner-city children.


University of Human Goodness (Formerly Human Service Alliance)
3983 Old Greensboro Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tel: (336) 761 - 8745
Fax: (336) 722 - 7882
E-mail: inquiry@ufhg.org
Website: www.ufhg.org

A not-for-profit organization that provides care to the terminally ill, respite for families with developmentally disable children, diagnose and treat individuals experiencing chronic pain, teaches health and wellness skills and provides mediation and conflict resolution services.


New York Cares
116 East 16th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003-2112
Tel: (212) 228 - 5000
Fax: (212) 228 - 6414
E-mail: ny_cares@nycares.com

Website: www.nycares.com
Run hundreds of direct volunteer services throughout New York.

EDUCATION - Elementary, secondary public, private schools colleges and universities address educational issues and problems and numerous programs that go beyond basic curriculum.

The Great Books Foundation
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601-2298
Tel: (312) 332 - 5870 or (800) 222 - 5870
E-mail: gbf@greatbooks.org
Website: www.greatbooks.org
Provides people of all ages with the opportunity to read, discuss and learn from great works of literature.

I Have A Dream Foundation
330 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 293 - 5480
E-mail: info@ihad.org
Website: www.ihad.org
Helps students (dreamers) graduate from high school, complete college and find a good job.

Literacy Volunteers of America
P.O. Box 6506
Syracuse, NY 13217
Tel: (315) 472 - 0001
Fax: (315) 472 - 0002
Website: www.literacyvolunteers.org
Combats the problem of illiteracy by torturing adults in basic reading and English as a second language.


National Association of Partners in Education, Inc. (NAPE)
901 North Pitt Street, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 836 - 4880
Fax: (703) 836 - 6941
E-mail: napehq@napehq.org
Website: www.napehq.org
Devoted to providing leadership to develop partnership to improve the academic and personal growth of America’s youth and help kids acquire the citizenship and workforce skills they need for the future.


The National PTA (National Congress of Parents and Teachers)
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3690
Tel: (312) 670 - 6782
Toll Free: (800) 307 - 4PTA (4782)
Fax: (312) 670 - 6783
Website: www.pta.org


National PTA Washington, DC Office
1090 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005-4405
Tel: (202) 289 - 6790
Fax: (202) 289 -6791
Hotline: (888) 425 - 5537
Website: www.pta.org
Non-profit association with chapters in every state, advocates for the interest of children and teenagers.


Outward Bound
Route 90, R2 Box 280
Garrison, NY 10524
Operates wilderness schools and urban centers for adults and youth for the development of leadership skills, self-esteem, a sense of service, and sensitivity to the environment.


Reading Is Fundamental
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 673 - 0020
Toll Free: (877) RIF - READ
E-mail: contactus@rif.org
Website: www.rif.org
Sponsors grass-roots reading/motivation projects for millions of children.


ART & CULTURE - Included in this category: Libraries, museums, historical societies, dance theater, opera, musical organizations, public television, radio stations, community newspapers, and neighborhood newspapers. Also included are: writing, painting, sculpture, galleries, performance groups, archaeologists, architects, photographers, history, crafts and ethnic art.


Check out the nearest Chamber of Commerce, Arts Councils, Commissions on Culture or Library and the for more arts and culture related information.


American Association of Museums
1575 Eye Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 289 - 1818
Fax: (202) 289 - 6578
Website: www.aam-us.org
Advance the welfare of the nation’s museums through political activism, museum accreditation, and placing museum professionals in jobs.


American Museum of Natural History.
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Tel: (212) 769 - 5000
Website: www.amnh.org

Maintains permanent and temporary exhibits, provides educational and research programs focusing on natural sciences and anthropology. Also publishes Natural History


American Poetry and Literacy Project (APL)
P.O. Box 53445
Washington,, DC 20009
Website: www.poets.org
Encourages literacy by distributing free volumes of poetry to schools, libraries, hospitals, homeless, shelters, jury waiting rooms, subway stations, train stations, airports, hotels and literacy programs throughout the country.


American Symphony Orchestra League
33 West 60th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023-7905
Tel: (212) 262 - 5161
Fax: (212) 262 - 5198
E-mail: league@symphony.org
Website: www.symphony.org
Conducts research, provides consulting services, holds work shops and seminars and collects data for the national symphony orchestras.


Arts & Business Council
121 West 27th Street, Suite 702
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 727 -7146
Website: www.artsandbusiness.org
It’s “Business Volunteers for the Arts” program in 28 major metropolitan areas train corporate executives as art management consultant volunteers for non-profit organizations that can not afford it in the music, art, dance, and art education fields.


Big Apple Circus
505 Eighth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10018-6505
Tel: (212) 268 - 2500
E-mail: contactus@bigapplecircus.org
Website: www.bigapplecircus.org
Provides outreach services in communities where it preforms.


Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Tel: (212) 535 - 7710
TTY: (212) 650 - 2921
Website: www.metmuseum.org
The Apollo Circle program provides museum related education and social activities (especially for patrons ages 21 - 39).


National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20504
Tel: (202) 682 - 5400
E-mail: webmgr@arts.endow.gov
Website: www.arts.endow.gov


National Public Radio (NPR)
635 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Main Tel: (202) 513 - 2000
Main Fax: (202) 513 - 3329
Website: www.npr.org
The only nationwide public radio, provides support services to member stations.


National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 673 - 4000
Website: www.nthp.org
Encourages public participation in the preservation of significant historical and cultural American objects, sites, and buildings.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival
15 South Pioneer Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel: (541) 482 -2111
Fax: (541) 482 - 8045
Website: www.orshakes.org
Present classic and modern plays from February to October.


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 319 - 2789
E-mail: askvlany@vlany.org
Website: www.vlany.org
Provides the arts community with legal assistance and education for free.


Thirteen/WNET
450 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212 ) 560 -1313
Tel: (973) 643 - 3315 (local New Jersey number)
Fax: (212) 560 -1314
Website: www.wnet.org
Most recognized for its television programs and educational products and services.


Young Audiences
115 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (212) 831 - 8110
Fax: (212) 289 - 1202
Website: www.youngaudiences.org
Helps children appreciate the arts and develop their own creative skills through music, dance, and theater programs.


Young Musicians Foundation
195 South Beverly Drive, Suite 414
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: (310) 859 - 7668
Fax: (310) 859 - 1365
E-mail: info@ymf.org
Website: www.ymf.org
Maintains 11 programs to support and develop talented young musicians.


HEALTH - This category includes: hospitals, hospice programs, nursing homes, clinics, public health programs, blood banks, AIDS groups, and health organizations.


Alzheimer’s Association
919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611-1676
Tel: (312) 335 - 8700 or (800) 272 - 3900
Fax: (312) 335 - 1110
E-mail: info@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org
Dedicated to easing the burden of Alzheimer’s patients and their families.


American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tel: (404) 320 - 3333 or (800) ACS - 2345
Website: www.cancer.org
Dedicated to eliminating cancer and saving lives from cancer.


American Diabetes Association (ADA) ATTN: Customer Service
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (800) Diabetes (800-342-2383)
E-mail: customerservice@diabetes.org
Website: www.diabetes.org

Aims to educate the public about diabetes, works to prevent and cure the disease and improves the lives of those suffering from diabetes.


American Foundation fo the Blind (AFB)
Headquarters
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 502 - 7600 or (800) AFB -LINE (232 -5463)
Fax: (212) 502 - 7777
E-mail: afbinfo@afb.net
Website: www.afb.org
Through public education, social and technological research, recorded books and periodicals, consultations, referrals, consumer products, publication, and advocacy programs, AFB serves the needs of the blind and visually impaired.


American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Grenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231-4596
Tel: (800) AHA-USA-1 (242-8721)

Website: www.americanheart.org
Provides the public with information on preventing and treating heart attacks, strokes and related illnesses. Also aims to reduce death and disabilities from cardiovascular disease.


American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 315 - 8700
E-mail: info@lungusa.org
E-mail: volunteer_info@lungusa.org
Website: www.lungusa.org
Dedicated to controlling and preventing all lung diseases.


Arthritis Foundation

P.O. Box 7669
Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
Tel: (800) 283 - 7800
Website: www.arthritis.org
Aims to improve the quality of life of arthritis sufferers and find a cause and cure for all forms of arthritis.


Gay Men Health Crisis
119 West 24th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (800) 243 - 7692
TTY: (212) 645 - 7470
E-mail: hotline@gmhc.org
Website: www.gmhc.org
Helps treat and care for the needs of men, women, and children with AIDS and advocates for AIDS policies.


Leukemia Society of America
600 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 573 - 8484
Website: www.leukemia.org
Dedicated to curing leukemia and related cancers and to improving the quality of life of leukemia patients and their families.


Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
Tel: (800) 572 - 1717
E-mail: mda@mdausa.org
Website: www.mdausa.org
Fosters research for the cause and cure of muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 524 - 7600 or (800) 959 - NAMI
TDD: (703) 516 - 7227
Website: www.nami.org
A grass-roots, self-help support and advocacy organization of people with mental illness, their families and friends.


National Down Syndrome Society
66 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (800) 221 -4602 or (212 460 -9330
E-mail: info@ndss.org
Website: www.ndss.org
Promotes public awareness, educates the public about down syndrome, and supports research to find it’s cause and prevention.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344- 4867)
Website: www.nmss.org
Support multiple sclerosis research, to find the cause and cure, provides direct service to MS patients and people with MS and their families, health professionals, and members of the public interested in MS.


Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847) 843 - 2020
E-mail: info@preventblindness.org
Website: www.preventblindness.org
Formerly the National Society to Prevent Blindness, this organization works to prevent blindness and preserve sight through community service programs public education and research.


Volunteer for Medical Engineering (VME)
2301 Argone Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: (401) 243 - 74 95
Website: www.vme.org
A volunteer association of engineers, technicians and defense industry professionals who donate their time and talents to developing and supplying technology to help people with disabilities.


ENVIRONMENTAL/ANIMALS - Environment groups work for the protection of the natural world such groups include: neighborhood clean-up groups, parks, zoo botanical gardens, groups that advocate against air and water pollution, recycling centers, destruction of the natural environment, educational and advocacy support programs, environmental research, cleaning campaigns, educational centers, rescuing injured animals. Animal groups work for the care and protection of animals.


American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (212) 876 - 7700
Website: www.aspca.org
Seeks to prevent cruelty to both pets and wild animals, to promotes animal appreciation and to create and enforce laws to protect animals.


American Humane Association
63 Iverrness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Tel:(800) 227 - 4645 or (303) 792 - 9000
Fax: (303) 792 - 5333
E-mail: info@americanhumane.org
Website: www.americanhumane.org
A national organization committed to protecting animals (and children) from neglect, cruelty, abuse and explortation.


Cincinnati Zoo
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100 Box 75
Maynard, MA 01754
Tel: (978) 461 - 0081
Toll Free: (800) 776 - 0188
Fax: (978) 461 - 2332
E-mail: info@earthwatch.org
Website: www.cincyzoo.org
Has many unusual exhibits and offers lots of unusual volunteer opportunities.


Earth Watch
702 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (800) 326 - 0959
Website: www.earthwatch.org
Supports research projects to expand knowledge of the earth and it’s inhabitants, preserves endangered species and promotes international co-operation.


Friends of Animals (FOA)
National Headquarters
777 Post Road
Darven, CT 06820
Tel: (203) 656 -1522
E-mail: info@friendsofanimals.org
Website: www.friendsofanimals.org
Works to restore nature and eliminate suffering of animals.


Green Peace
1436 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 462 - 1177
Website: www.greenpeaceusa.org
Campaigns for change on behalf of the environment, public health and a “greener” future”.


The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 452 -1100
Website: www.hsus.org
Fosters respect, understanding and compassion for all creatures wild and domestic.


The Izaak Walton League of America
707 Conservation Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Tel: (301) 548 - 0150
Toll Free: (800) IKE - LINE (453 - 5463)
Fax: (301) 548 - 0146
E-mail: general@iwla.org
Website: www.iwla.org
Works to protect natural resources locally, state-wide and nationally.



Keep America Beautiful
Washington Square
1010 Washington Boulevard
Stanford, CT 06901
Tel: (203) 323 - 8987
Website: www.kab.org
Committed to preserving America’s natural beauty, environment and resources and to improving waste handling in communities.


National Audubon Society
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 979 - 3000
Fax: (212) 979 - 3188
Website: www.audubon.org
Works at every level to conserve and restore natural ecosystems for birds and other wild life.


The Nature Conservancy
1815 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 841 - 5300
Website: www.nature.org
Dedicated to preserving global biological diversity and protecting ecologically significant areas and the animals and plants they support.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
501 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757) 622 - PETA
Fax: (757) 622 - 0457
E-mail: info@peta-online.org
Website: www.peta-online.org
Educational and activist group that opposes all forms of “speciesism”.


Audubon Zoo
P.O. Box 4327
New Orleans, LA 70178
Tel: (866) ITS - AZOO
E-mail: air@auduboninstitute.org
Website: www.auduboninstitute.org
—or—
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70178
Tel: (504) 861-2531
Website: www.auduboninstitute.org
One of the nation’s best zoo’s with many exciting exhibits.


Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 398 - 4404
Fax: (415) 398 - 2732
E-mail: rainforest@ran.org
Volunteer E-mail : helpran@ran.org
Website: www.ran.org
An activist organization that works to save the world’s rainforests.


Sierra Club
85 Second Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105 - 3441, USA
Tel: (415) 977 - 5500
Fax: (415) 977 - 5799
E-mail: information@sierraclub.org
Website: www.sierraclub.org
By lawfully influencing public policy decisions, it promotes conservation of the natural environment.


INTERNATIONAL - Such as secular and religious development, relief agencies and sponsorship programs provide international services and aid.


AmeriCares Foundation
161 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Tel: (800) 486 - HELP
Website: www.americares.org
International non-profit relief and humanitarian organization mobilizes immediate responses to emergency medical and practical needs to people around the world.


Amnesty International USA
322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 807 - 8400
Fax: (212) 627 - 1451
Website: www.aiusa.org
Seeks to end violations of human rights and releases political prisoners.


Food for the Hungry
7729 East Greenway Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Tel: (602) 998 - 3100 or (800) 2 - Hunger
E-mail: hunger@fh.org
Website: www.fh.org
A Christian relief agency that helps distribute food, works in horticulture, teach and is involved in building projects in Third World Countries.


Freedom for Hunger (Formerly Meals for Millions)
1644 DaVinci Court
Davis, CT 95617
Tel: (800) 708 - 2555
Fax: (503) 758 - 6241
E-mail: info@freedomfromhunger.org
Website: www.freedomfromhunger.org
Aims to end hunger by overcoming the root problem of poverty.


International Executive Service Corp
333 Ludlow Street
Stanford, CT 06902
Tel: (203) 967 - 6000
Fax: (203) 324 - 2531
E-mail: iesc@iesc.org
Website: www.iesc.org
A business development organization in which retired and other professional volunteers live aboard for short periods to assist and instruct non-profit organizations, commercial and enterprises, entrepreneurs. Offers a broad range of advisory and business services to clients around the world.


International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168
Tel: (212) 551 - 3000
E-mail: irc@theirc.org
Website: www.interscom.org
A nonsectarian private voluntary agency assisting refugees worldwide.


Interplast, Inc
300-B Pioneer
Mountain View, CA 94041
Tel: (650) 962 - 0123 or (888) INPLAST (467 - 5278)
Fax: (650) 962 - 1619
E-mail: IPNews@interplast.org
Website: www.interplast.org
Interplast (short for International Plastic Surgery), an association of volunteer surgeons, and other medical professionals from pediatricians to nurses to support people. Volunteers preform free reconstructive surgery to children and adults with birth defects and other crippling deformities in Third World nations.


Northwest Medical Teams
P.O. Box 10
Portland, OR 97208-0010
Tel: (800) 959 - HEAL (4325) or (503) 624 - 1000
Fax: (503) 624 - 1001
E-mail: volunteermail@nwmti.org or info@nwmti.org
Website: www.nwmti.org
A Christian relief agency that provides medical care and supplies to the world’s needy through volunteer physicians and others in the medical field.


Oxfam America
26 West Street
Boston, MA 0211
Tel: (617) 482 -1211
Website: www.oxfamamerica.org
Funds development projects and disaster relief for poor people in many countries.


Peace Corps
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 353 - 4990
Fax:(312) 353 - 4192
E-mail: chicago@peacecorps.gov
Website: www.peacecorps.gov
Promotes world peace and friendship, assist developing countries to meet their need for skilled men and women and promotes mutual understanding between the people of these nations and those in the United States.


Save the Children Foundation
54 Wilton Road
Westport, CT 06880
Tel: (800) 243 - 5075
E-mail: gtinsley@savechildren.org
Website: www.savechildren.org
Makes a positive difference to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children in the U.S. and other nations.


Sister Cities International
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 347 - 8630
Fax: (202) 393 - 6524
E-mail: info@sister-cities.org
Website: www.sister-cities.org
The umbrella group for Sister Cities programs in which hundred’s of organizations are paired with a “sister city” abroad in which both carry out meaningful exchanges.


Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 276 - 1800
Fax: (703) 243 - 1865
E-mail: vita@vita.org
Website: www.vita.org
An international developing group that provides developing countries with information and technical resources.


Youth for Understanding International Exchange
3501 Newark Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3167
Tel: (866) CALL - YFU
Website: www.yfu.org
Improve international understanding and intercultural understanding through exchange programs for high school students.



GROUP OF INTEREST TO CHILDREN & YOUTH - groups for youth participation and those who enjoy working with the young.


11-10-02 Foundation (BrunchBunch.com)
P.O. Box
Chicago, IL 606
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:
Website: www.brunchbunch.org
Gives tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships, aims to break down racial and cultural barriers and works to empower youth.


ACTION For Children’s Television (ACT)
20 University Road
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: (617) 876 - 6620
Advocates diversity in children’s television and aims to eliminate commercial abuse targeted to young viewers.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
230 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 567 -700
Fax: (215) 567 - 0394
E-mail: national@bbbsa.org
Website: www.bbbsa.org


Boy Scouts of America
National Council
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Website: www.bsa.scouting.org
Provides an educational program for boys to help build character, develop fitness and teaches responsibility through fun camping activities.


Campfire, Inc.
4601 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64112
E-mail: info@campfireusa.org
Website: www.campfire.org
Empowers both boys and girls to make a difference in the world and improve conditions that affect young people.


Girl Scouts of the USA
420 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-2798
Tel: (800) 478 - 7248 or (212) 852 - 8000
E-mail: volunteer@girlscouts.org
Website: www.girlscouts.org
Helps girls realize their potential through career exploration and community involvement.


Junior Achievement
1 Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Tel: (719) 540 - 8000
Fax: (719) 540 - 6299
E-mail: newmedia@ja.org
Website: www.ja.org
Educates young people to understand business and economics and prepares them for the work force.


YMCA Alliance
11 East Adams Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60603-6336
Tel: (312) 913 - 2150
Website: www.ymca.net
Works to meet the needs of health and social services of men, women and children, and develops values and behaviors consistent with Christian principals.


YWCA of the USA
350 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor Suite 301
New York< NY 10003
Tel: (212) 630 - 0504
Fax: (212) 465 - 2281
E-mail: webdiva@ywca.org
Website: www.ywca.org
Serves girls, women and their families and aims to empower women and girls.


GROUPS OF INTEREST TO SENIOR CITIZENS AND RETIRED PEOPLE - The following are a list of organizations pertaining specifically to issues concerning senior citizens.


Gray Panthers
773 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: ((202) 737 - 6637 or (800) 280 - 5362
Fax: (202) 737 - 1160
E-mail: info@graypanthers.org
Website: www.graypanthers.org
Promotes “intergenerational” approaches for social change, encourages positive attitudes toward aging and fights discrimination and other forms of prejudice.


Older Women League (OWL)
National Office
666 11th Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 638 - 2356 or (202) 783 - 6686
Toll Free: (800) 825 - 3695
E-mail: owlinfo@owl-national.org
Website: www.owl-national.org
Addresses special concerns for mid-life and older women and purposes solutions to difficult problems facing women as they age.


Alliance for Retired Americans
888 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (888) 373 - 6497
Fax: (301) 578 - 3911
An organization for retired workers and their families.


If you volunteer for or run a particular organization that is NOT listed her. PLEASE, feel free to e-mail me at SouthCookCounty2002@lycos.com and I would be more then happy to include the organization, a description of the organization and it’s contact information.


NOTE: Next month’s Monthly Matter will be “Things to Do After Selecting an Organization”. This month’s monthly matter, of course, is not a complete list of organizations to volunteer for. There’s tons more information out there. All you have to do is look. Now get out there an volunteer!!!
----- Catherine Jackson