15 Volunteer Recruitment Websites for Nonprofits

If you’re a nonprofit, you will probably need volunteers at some point. And I would guess that you could always use more volunteers for your event or give back opportunity. Maybe you already tried reaching out to your email list without much success and your family has already put in their share of free labor. If that is the case, have no fear, our list of volunteer recruitment websites is here! When you are in need of helping hands, your nonprofit should post these opportunities on platforms where users are already eager and looking to help. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled the best volunteer recruitment websites out there today. Sign up below to receive the full list.

  1. Idealist

    Although you’ll need to pay to post a job, it’s totally free to post volunteer opportunities on Idealist. Just sign your organization up and get posting! Idealist is one of the more popular sites on this list getting around 2 million website visits per month.

  2. Create the Good

    Posting volunteer opportunities on Create the Good is free for nonprofits of all sizes. There is no project limit — small or large — so you can post if you need a big group of volunteers or just a few helping hands.

  3. Volunteer Match

    With more than 100,000 nonprofits registered on their volunteer platform, it’s easy for a volunteer to filter by cause and city depending on what they are looking for. Volunteer Match does have a free version, but they also have a premium experience for $99 annually that will get you things like volunteer surveys, analytics, and opportunities to promote your listings.

  4. Google AdWords Grant

    Do you have the Google AdWords grant? Well, if you don’t, you definitely should. And once you have it, use some of your grant money to post volunteer ads. Create a new campaign with volunteer-focused keywords. Make sure to tailor the geo-settings to your volunteer opportunity location!