Here are 20 great organizations that often seek volunteers with advanced expertise:

  1. United Way (DC/VA/MD)
  2. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide.
  3. UN Volunteers (UNV): Offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in UN agencies and programs worldwide.
  4. Red Cross/Red Crescent: Offers disaster relief, blood donation, healthcare, and community service programs globally.
  5. Peace Corps: Engages volunteers in international development projects across various sectors in countries around the world.
  6. Habitat for Humanity: Builds homes and provides housing solutions for low-income families worldwide.
  7. Teach For All: Addresses educational inequity by recruiting and training teachers to work in underserved communities globally.
  8. World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Works towards wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability worldwide.
  9. Amnesty International: Focuses on human rights advocacy and activism globally.
  10. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Offers volunteer opportunities in development projects in various countries.
  11. Engineers Without Borders: Engages engineers and professionals in community-driven development projects worldwide.
  12. Save the Children: Works to improve the lives of children through education, health, and protection programs globally.
  13. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Provides support, education, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
  14. International Rescue Committee (IRC): Provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees and displaced populations worldwide.
  15. United Nations Volunteers Online (UNV Online): Offers virtual volunteering opportunities supporting UN agencies’ projects.
  16. Smithsonian Institution: Offers volunteer opportunities in research, education, and public programs in art, science, history, and culture.
  17. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Engages in disaster response, health, and community development programs globally.
  18. Partners In Health: Provides healthcare to underserved populations in resource-limited settings globally.
  19. National Park Service: Offers volunteer opportunities in conservation, education, and visitor services in national parks across the United States.
  20. Oxfam: Addresses poverty, inequality, and social injustice through advocacy, development, and humanitarian aid programs worldwide.

These organizations offer diverse opportunities for volunteers to make a meaningful impact globally, leveraging their advanced skills and expertise.

By John Malone
John Malone Assistant Director, Masters Career Coach