Charity Guide is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the United States dedicated to inspiring and facilitating volunteer opportunities through an approach known as flexible volunteerism. Its website, CharityGuide.org, offers a list of volunteer opportunities, service projects and volunteer vacation ideas designed to be entirely flexible and immediately actionable by would-be volunteers. Charity Guide is based in Wilmette, Illinois
Based on the premise that many would-be volunteers have hectic and unpredictable schedules, making it difficult for them to commit to traditional, regular volunteer schedules, Charity Guide focuses on listing flexible volunteer opportunities through which people can help a cause of their choosing in as little as 15 minutes. Also known as “Volunteering On-Demand,” the approach seeks to give busy people a way to help a cause any time, from anywhere, without having to commit to a schedule or register in advance.
CharityGuide.org lists volunteer opportunities, service projects and volunteer vacations
in six areas, including animal welfare
’s issues, community development
and safety and poverty
. Service projects include paid listings as part of CharityGuide.org's corporate citizenship program.
Charity Guide was founded in 2000 by internet marketing
consultant, Michael Organ, who now serves as executive director. Organ also founded IssueMarketing.com, which helps non-profit organizations and cause marketers use the internet to advocate their causes.