Join Susan G Komen to Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen Foundation

Sept. 8, 2018, 8 a.m. - Sept. 8, 2018, noon

This important annual Race for the Cure event raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, thanks to supporters and survivors around the world who step up and take action by fundraising for the cause. Our event truly makes an impact, with 100 percent of the net proceeds allocated to our mission. Our race welcomes volunteers, runners and supporters of all ages and backgrounds. The main Race for the Cure race takes place in Washington, DC, with other satellite events and races happening elsewhere in the US. To join or help out at your local race, following the "get involved" button.

5005 LBJ Freeway Suite
Dallas, TX 75244

Change a Life - Donate to Support a Refugee

Refugee Action

Flexible times

With escalating and ongoing crisis in parts of the world like Syria, where over half its pre-war population has been displaced, refugees throughout Europe in increasingly greater numbers need more help than ever before - from relocation and housing assistance to educational support. To help Syrian and other refugees get a much-needed life-line to resettle in the United Kingdom, make a donation through Refugee Action, a registered charity dedicated to helping survivors of some of the worst regimes on earth relocate and build safe, happy and productive lives in England. Your support lets Refugee Action reach more people who are seeking sanctuary to help them rebuild their lives with support, advice and other vital services.

11 Belgrave Road
London, SW1V 1RB

TrevorChat Volunteer

The Trevor Project

Flexible times

The Trevor Project is dedicated to recruiting qualified volunteers to provide life-saving, life-affirming support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. As the heart of The Trevor Project, our volunteers accomplish societal and individual change by creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in crisis and promoting awareness of Trevor’s resources. Through their endeavors, Trevor is dedicated to uplifting and supporting our volunteers as they work to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide. TrevorChat /TrevorText volunteers are trained to answer instant messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression and suicide. Volunteers need access to a computer in a private location with a strong internet connection, and should be comfortable with instant messaging and with using the Internet. Volunteers are required to sign a volunteer confidentiality and commitment agreement for this action.

Help Women Win in the Tech Industry

ChickTech

Flexible times

ChickTech is a multi-generational community of women and girls helping each other to become technology creators. ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through our events, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry. If you're a woman currently working in tech, please get in touch to learn more about ways to get involved and support our movement.

National Sexual Assault Online Hotline Volunteer

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

Flexible times

The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, operated by RAINN, provides live, secure, anonymous crisis support to the growing number of people who prefer communicating online through a simple instant message format, giving those affected by sexual assault a safe place to receive support. As a trained volunteer you: - Undergo a thorough screening process. See Training Process and Application below for more information. - Interact with experts in the field and an array of staff members. - Provide much-needed support to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones. - Volunteer program and expectations To ensure this is the right volunteer program for you, the following are the expectations and responsibilities of an online hotline volunteer: - Must pass a criminal background check provided by RAINN at no-cost to you. - Required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours of direct service on the Online Hotline each month. - Volunteers can expect to dedicate an additional 2 hours a month to volunteering for things such as monthly volunteer meetings and correspondence. - Commit to at least 18 months of volunteer service. - Adhere to and practice RAINN policies. All work can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Advocate for Clean Water & Environmental Policy

Clean Water Action

Flexible times

Clean Water Action advocates for clean water and other environmental priorities across the United States. As a grassroots movement, you can lend your voice by contacting your local representatives and advocating for more sustainable outcomes, particularly at a time when environmental protections are under attack on multiple fronts from the Trump administration and our Republican-led Congress. For a list of current advocacy actions and recommended next steps, click the "get involved" button.

1444 I Street NW
Washington DC

Facilitate a Girls Who Code Club

Girls Who Code

Flexible times

Girls Who Code Clubs are led by Facilitators, who are 18+ and can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, college students or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members. That’s why we use the term “Facilitator” instead of “teacher.” Our Club Facilitators guide Club girls through the curriculum, helping them to build sisterhood within the Club and learn to use computer science to impact their community. To be a Facilitator, you must be 18+, available 3-4 hours per week (including travel & prep time) for the duration of the Club, which may either be the Fall semester, Spring semester, or full Academic year.

Register to Vote (US)

TurboVote.org

Flexible times

The November 2018 midterm elections are a historically important election for deciding the future direction of our country across healthcare, job creation, social equality, fighting climate change and a host of other critical issues. Not registered? Use TurboVote to quickly register to vote and track your local races online.

Earn Money for a Charity Every Time You Walk or Run

Charity Miles

Flexible times

Move with purpose. Download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone to earn money for charity every time you walk, run or bike.

Grow Trump Forest

Trump Forest

Flexible times

Where ignorance grows trees. We've partnered with registered charity The Eden Reforestation Projects who plant trees to save lives around the world. Simply visit the Grow Trump Forrest site to make a donation directly to Eden (we don't touch the money!) and we'll add your donation to the global Trump Forest map. Want to plant locally? Find a tree planting organization or nursery near you (use Google, or check out the Trump Forrest map on the site) and buy trees directly through them. Make the donation in the name of Donald Trump and send or upload your receipt to Trump Forrest and your donation will be added to the global Trump Forest map. Let's make Earth great again.

17 Easy Ways You Can Personally Fight Climate Change (Each Day)

Brightest

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Climate change is one of the most important issues of our lifetime. At the current rate global temperatures are rising, in the coming years our planet (and us, and our children) will see rising sea levels, threats to wildlife, lands, and agriculture, and more frequent, stronger natural disasters like hurricanes and droughts. But climate change also can feel like a big, daunting problem. After all, it effects the entire Earth. So what can the average person do to help prevent it? While we do all need to work together to fight climate change, the good news is there are many easy things you, your family and your friends can do to reduce your personal carbon footprint. Best of all, many of them are easy, small changes. Here, we've compiled a list of 17 easy actions you can take to fight climate change and reduce your home's carbon footprint.