In addition to the national programs listed on the Volunteer Workforce page, there are many local and regional faith-based and multi-congregational organizations that help places of worship connect their congregations to volunteer opportunities.
Faith-Based and Community and Neighborhood Partnerships (FBNP)
A key part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships effort to provide opportunities for Americans to give back to their communities, FBNP connects faith-based and other community organizations to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to help the groups access the capacity, tools, and volunteer resources they need. The Partnerships for the Common Good guide explains how federal FBNP centers and CNCS can collaborate with communities to accomplish their goals. [url; CNCS]
Christian Volunteering matches people interested in volunteering with organizations in need of volunteers. It recruits volunteers from 1500-plus churches representing more than 50 denominations and offers a specific sign up to enable church volunteers to sign up online for volunteer opportunities. The site features a broad variety of volunteer opportunities with a range of organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army. [url; Christian Volunteering]
Are there other faith-based training or volunteer programs we should highlight? Please let us know. Email the information and link to Christopher Bloom.