The United States is ranked the fifth most charitable country in the world, according to a study released Wednesday by Charities Aid Foundation America. With the recent economic woes and hurricanes charging up and down the coastlines, it seems that good Samaritans have come out in force to give back to the community. But while 65 percent of Americans surveyed said they had helped a stranger in the last month and 60 percent had donated to charity, only 39 percent had volunteered time to an organization.
With ongoing needs and new emergencies cropping up all the time, the community could use some ground support. If you want to make a dedicated commitment, you can put your skills to good use and lend a helping hand as a career. If you’re looking to make a difference on a daily basis, take a look at these openings – or pass them on to a friend.
Looking to take a year off after school before joining the legions of desk-job workers? If you’ve recently graduated college, you can change the lives of children in the city of your choice as a City Year corps member.
First the hurricane and then the oil spill? Unprecedented disaster can’t keep New Orleans down. Help the American Red Cross raise money to support the rebuilding effort as the Major Gifts and Grants Coordinator.
Remember donating your clothes and toys as a child? You can take up the mantle as the Director of Operations & Programs at Goodwill Industries.
Remind the nation to look out for the next generation as the Vice President of Marketing & Development for The Boys & Girls Club of America.
Are you always fully prepared in case of emergency? The Salvation Army is looking for an Assistant Director of Disaster Services.
In 2010, an estimated 207,090 women and 1,970 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Join the movement against the most common cancer among women as a Research Science Manager for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
You can keep the skies in the land down under beautiful and clear. The William J. Clinton Foundation wants an Australia Cities Program Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative.
An estimated 21 percent of HIV-positive people are unaware that they are infected. Make sure patients are well informed and taken care of as an HIV Physician for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Help prevent diseases before they spread as the Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
At the bottom of it all, food is our most important fuel. You can press the government to keep its citizens hunger-free as the Director of Government Relations & Advocacy for Feeding America.
You can help out your community in countless ways, so share the love by sending on these opportunities or posting more job openings for free on Jobvite Share.