I would like to spend some of my free time volunteering. How can I find out what volunteer opportunities exist in my area?
I think it’s wonderful that you are thinking of donating your time to a worthy cause. Volunteering is not only a wonderful way to make the world a better place, but it is also an effective way to meet like-minded people.
http://www.volunteermatch.org/ makes finding local volunteer opportunities a snap. If you are especially interested in helping the environment, The Nature Conservancy has many regional volunteer positions. Visit http://nature.org/volunteer/ for more information.