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When I first began contemplating a community resource dedicated to volunteering, I had no idea there would be so many wonderful resources. The list in the right panel is simply the beginning of a journey into the art of volunteering.

Keith Ranney
Art of Volunteering




Preserving Paradise by Kirsten Whatley: For Hawaii visitors whose travel budgets have been cut considerably, volunteer opportunities provide an antidote—they allow voluntourists to travel inexpensively while going beyond even ecotourism, giving a hands-on way to help preserve our island sanctuary for years to come.

101 Ways to Say Thank You by Gwen Fujie

How Can I Help? Stories and Reflections on Service by Ram Das

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, A Practical Guide to Positive Change by Diana Whitney & Amanda Trosten-Bloom

Web Resources

Art-of-Volunteering Facebook Page

Volunteer Impact - Volunteer management software by Better Impact. It's the engine behind Art of Volunteering.

PlanetVolunteer - A web site linking individuals looking to volunteer with non-profits in their area looking for help. Visitors search by area code.

Energize, Inc. - A resource library, a bookstore, collective wisdom and a variety of networking resources, all tailored to the professional volunteer manager.

World Volunteer Web - Volunteerism worldwide: News, views & resources. - Looking for that "perfect" VolunTourism Journey? Meeting or Convention? Incentive Trip? There are some amazing companies and organizations around the world offering unique VolunTourism experiences just for YOU! - Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

iExplore - Volunteer resources for the world traveler.


Other Links

Keith Ranney at You may also enjoy Keith's YouTube video channel featuring segments of projects he's produced and edited.