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4 Apps to Help You Give Back

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aggregates volunteer opportunities with organizations across the U.S., sorted according to your location and interests (like animals or arts and culture). Listings include information about the required time commitment so you can find something that works for your schedule. (volunteermatch.org)

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offers a personalized search, similar to VolunteerMatch–but also lets you connect with fellow volunteers, set service goals and keep track of where you’ve worked. (givegab.com)


helps you organize and plan volunteer events–think school bake sales and church rummage sales. The free version helps you create an event page, send email invites and collect contributions all in one place. (volunteerspot.com)


lets you give while you work out. The app donates 25¢ to the organization of your choice for every mile you walk or run (or 10¢ a mile if you bike). And you don’t pay–donations are made by the app’s corporate sponsors. (charitymiles.org)

–Jessie Van Amburg

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