Out of State Internships
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - OUT OF STATE
Below is a list of some out-of-state opportunities for internships. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in pursuing an internship at an organization that is not on this list, simply contact that organization and follow the same process to arrange sponsorship. You can also view a list of opportunities in Tucson and elsewhere in the state of Arizona.
To search more volunteer opportunities throughout the country, try:
- Actors for Autism
- California Healthcare Consulting Group
- Haven Women’s Center
- The Heart Touch Project
- Kidsave International
- LeRoy Haynes Center for Children & Family Services
- School on Wheels
- STAND! Against Domestic Violence
- Stand Up for Kids
- Teen Challenge
- Youth and Family Enrichment Services
- The Bridge Youth & Family Services
- Carole Robertson Center for Learning
- CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates, Lake County
- Community Counseling Center
- Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
- Home of the Sparrow, Inc.
- Jewish Child & Family Services
- The Light Center
- Lincoln Park Community Shelter
- Metropolitan Family Services
- OMNI Youth Services
- Onward Neighborhood House
- St. Vincent de Paul Center
- Tri County Special Recreation Association
- Advocates for Children of New York
- The After-School Corporation
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York
- Covenant House New York
- The Door
- Family Justice Center
- Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
- I9 Sports
- New York Cares
- New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
- New York City Department for the Aging
- NYC Service
- Safe Horizon, Staten Island Community Program
- Seaside Therapeutic Riding, Inc
- Street Project Volunteer-New York
- Volunteers Of America - Greater New York
Actors for Autism
18344 Oxnard Street, Suite 101
Tarzana, CA 91356
Volunteers may choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities which may be one-time-only or on-going. We have four committees in the area of education, publicity, fund raising and grant writing. Individuals with fund raising experience are encouraged to get involved. We have a brief volunteer orientation for all volunteers to attend prior to starting any position.
California Healthcare Consulting Group
2151 Sweetbriar Road
Tustin, CA 92780
California Healthcare consultants have helped physicians in all fields and specialties. With our help, they've eliminated the burden of administrative management, and now focus solely on the work they were meant to do, making people well.
Haven Women’s Center
619 13th St # I,
Modesto, CA, 95354
We have so many opportunities to help, from direct services with clients to fun special events.
We start with our 75 hour training, held four times per year. The training runs for six weeks, and is currently held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.
After training is finished, an interview with the Outreach and Education Program Manager is completed, and upon deciding which area(s) you would like to volunteer in, you start volunteering!
These are the areas in which you can volunteer:
Case Management: Assessing clients’ needs and giving them the referrals and resources available to them. As well as court accompaniment when needed.
Trauma Response Advocates: On-call response to area hospitals. Advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence victims who are in the emergency room. Emergency transport as needed.
Legal Advocate: Assist clients through the process of restraining orders, mediation, and court accompaniment.
Children and Teen Programs: We have two group programs, Kids Count! and Teens Count! Work with children 5-12 years or 13-17 years. Helping them understand that violence is not their fault, and safety plans.
Shelter/Crisis Line: Our crisis line and shelter are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We have opportunities available to answer the crisis line, provide crisis intervention for our clients in the shelter and daycare during support groups for the moms.
Administration: If you are interested in the administration aspect of our agency, we welcome your assistance in answering our office phone, filing, organizing, etc.
Informational tables: We have opportunities to go to various events, such as the local university, colleges, etc. and set up information tables. This is a great opportunity to educate the public about violence against women and children and to answer any questions about our agency.
Special Events/Fundraisers: This is an opportunity to help out at our Street Fair, Golf Tournament, and Gatsby events. We have a lot of fun, and it helps our agency and clients.
The Heart Touch Project
3400 Airport Ave #42
Santa Monica, CA 90405
OUTREACH EVENTS AND THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
There are many opportunities to assist at Outreach events to bring awareness to our organization asnd reach more potential clients and volunteers.
Many volunteers decide to assist The Heart Touch™ Project even further by becoming a Volunteer training assistant. Training Assistants help before, during and after the training, with setting up and breaking down the supplies and supporting the participants throughout the weekend. For further information on how to assist, please contact the Heart Touch™ Office.
We have many ongoing projects for which we need volunteer support. Consider taking a few hours a week and volunteering at the Heart Touch™ Office; this is a way for you to make a difference by helping us expand our services.
Our office hours are 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, although we sometimes schedule night and weekend hours for special projects. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the Heart Touch™ Office.
Ongoing projects include entering client and volunteer data entry, client care reports, client and volunteer outreach, and assembling mailings and recruitment materials.
1835 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 295
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Kidsave needs volunteers in local communities to help us run our Summer Miracles programs. In addition to families volunteering to host the children, we require volunteers to become advocates for the children willing to help find children families. We also need families who have adopted from Eastern Europe or Latin America to be buddies to host families. Public relations professionals willing to help publicize Summer Miracles, Russian and Spanish language speakers, and physicians are also needed. Because we rely on private donations, we need help with fundraising.
Kidsave also needs volunteers in local communities to help us run our Weekend Miracles program. In addition to volunteering, you may wish to consider becoming a Champion of Hope and support children in foster care. If you live in or near the DC Metropolitan Area or Los Angeles County, CA, and would like to volunteer for the Weekend Miracles program, please use the Weekend Miracles Volunteer Form.
1902 W. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92703
The KidWorks Volunteer Department exists to create opportunities for volunteers to serve, learn, and connect with the community of Central Santa Ana.
Recruitment: create awareness of the challenges, struggles, and beauty of the community in Central Santa Ana.
Placement and Empowerment: match individual gifts and talents of volunteers with opportunities at our centers.
Development: strengthen, equip, and empower volunteers to be effective leaders in the KidWorks programs.
Appreciation and Retention: recognize and appreciate volunteers for their invaluable contribution and also to retain volunteers consistently.
LeRoy Haynes Center for Children & Family Services
233 W. Baseline
La Verne, CA 91750
Board involves oversight and administrative support of the center. Committee activities under the leadership of Board Members include: event planning, finance, advocacy, board recruitment and planned giving. Board membership requires a personal financial commitment and a commitment to attend monthly board meetings and committee planning sessions.
Teach/ Art/Music/Games/Mentor a child
Program Volunteers work with the children by reading, drama, music, sports, sharing a hobby, skill or tutoring.
Volunteers will learn about the center and promote the Center through speaking engagements to community groups, organizations and corporations.
938 The Alameda,
San Jose, CA 95126
ProLatino of San Jose provides HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy to the local Spanish speaking community.
School on Wheels
28128 Pacific Coast Highway, # 192
Malibu, CA 90265
School on Wheels would not exist without the dedicated people who volunteer their time and services. They come from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are dedicated to providing a quality education to a homeless child. Schools on Wheels’ volunteers are caring individuals from all professions, ages and ethnic backgrounds who are willing to tutor a homeless child for a minimum of one hour per week.
Our tutors not only assist children in their reading and schoolwork, but they can also connect parents to one of our two main offices where they receive help in filling out the necessary paperwork for school. School on Wheels also assists parents in gathering records such as birth certificates, immunization records and transfer papers from previous schools.
To get a feel for what it means to be a School on Wheels’ tutor, read our Newsletters where tutors talk about what the experience means to them.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Volunteer Tutor: providing one-on-one tutoring
Family Volunteer Tutors: providing tutoring as a family
Volunteer Location Coordinators: coordinating tutors at a shelter
STAND! Against Domestic Violence
1410 Danzig Plaza, 2nd floor
Concord, CA 94520
Volunteers are the very heart of STAND! Against Domestic Violence. In fact STAND! Against Domestic Violence was founded in 1977 by volunteers who operated a crisis line out of a utility room in a volunteer’s home. Since then our dedicated volunteers have made STAND! Against Domestic Violence one of the leading domestic violence agencies in California.
To extend our capacity to deliver domestic violence services and to keep true to our mission, STAND! Against Domestic Violence is a place where volunteers not only DO the very important work of providing services to those affected by domestic violence, but they also help plan and shape the work of the agency. At STAND! Against Domestic Violence, volunteers are empowered and encouraged to grow, give, and learn.
STAND! Against Domestic Violence has several opportunities for volunteering, depending on skills, expectations, availability, and level of commitment. Recognizing the changing climate of volunteering, STAND! Against Domestic Violence provides flexibility, strong organization, and supportive leadership in both traditional and non-traditional volunteer positions.
For more information, call 925-676-2845 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.
Stand Up for Kids
1510 Front Street Suite 100
San Diego, California 92101
The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids.
We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
Our focus goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs that we provide in schools and via the internet. But all facets of our mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell kids they care about them and then, at every point, prove it.
5445 Chicago Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
Volunteers: Much of the work that's been done to our buildings and property has been in partnership with these friends and volunteers. In addition, we have folks helping us with administrative functions, in the auto shop, and in our GED & Adult Literacy programs.
Our desire is that, while volunteers help us labor, they also receive a blessing from the spiritual atmosphere here at Teen Challenge. There's nothing like being around people who are desperately hungry for the things of God!
Church Groups: Men's groups, youth groups, singles, and couples are examples of some of the church-related groups that have helped us.
Church group projects can range from one day to one-week in length. With proper planning, Teen Challenge provides meals and accommodations for church groups who want to help.
RVer's: A special group of volunteers, known as "RVer's", help us from one week to several months at a time. Working through the Mission America Placement Service (MAPS), RVer's are predominately retired couples who travel and donate their labor to help build churches, schools, and other types of ministry-related facilities. Teen Challenge features five fully equipped RV hook-ups on site (water, sewer, and 50-amp electrical), so RVer's can roll in, hook up, and start working!
Individuals: Teen Challenge also receives assistance from individuals who have a desire to help minister. Some of these people help on an ongoing basis, while others assist as their schedule permits, or when a particular need arises.
Youth and Family Enrichment Services
610 Elm Street, Suite 212
San Carlos, CA 94070
Volunteering with YFES is an excellent opportunity to learn more about yourself and receive valuable training while making an important contribution to your Community. We spend a significant amount of time and energy to ensure that volunteers, clients and staff all mutually benefit from the volunteer experience. All volunteer positions receive training and ongoing support from YFES staff. We ask for a minimum 6 month commitment for most volunteer positions.
Following are several ongoing volunteer opportunities within YFES.
YFES Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer opportunities for youth (18 and younger) are available through the Crisis Center and the Youth Development Initiative. Please visit www.onyourmind.net and www.bethedifference.org for more information.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Telephone Counselors
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center offers counseling, support and referrals to callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crisis Line volunteers take calls from the Suicide Hotline, the Parent Support Line and the Drug and Alcohol Helpline. Volunteers take calls from individuals dealing with issues that include: family stress, relationships, suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. Our lines provide a safe and anonymous place to explore feelings and concerns, vent frustrations, clarify problems, get referrals or just talk.
Volunteers receive extensive training and ongoing support as they broaden their knowledge base and hone their listening skills. Requires a 4 hour per week, one-year minimum commitment. Must be at least 21.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services
721 South Quentin Road, Suite 103
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Mission: To help young people and their families achieve social and emotional health.
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
2020 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is dedicated to nurturing, supporting, and strengthening family life through quality child, youth, and family development programs. The Center serves Metropolitan Chicago families and facilitates community advocacy on child and family issues.
CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates, Lake County
1020 Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 312
Deerfield, IL 60015
CASA Lake County is a nonprofit membership organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Based on the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home, thoroughly trained CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child's best interest in juvenile court.
Community Counseling Center
Alton, IL 62002
Community Counseling Center instills hope and empowers individuals to strive toward their full potential by offering community based, affordable behavioral health services.
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
200 Whitfield Drive
Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice is a non-profit, volunteer based, community funded organization that has been dedicated to providing practical, spiritual, and emotional support to individuals with life threatening and terminal illnesses and grieving persons and their families since 1981.
Home of the Sparrow, Inc.
6213A Factory Rd
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Home of the Sparrow is a transitional shelter program for women with children, single women and pregnant women who are homeless. The agency’s mission is to empower individuals and families to eliminate homelessness, joblessness, and hunger by teaching self-reliance, independence, and self-discipline.
Jewish Child & Family Services
216 W Jackson Blvd., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Jewish Child & Family Services offers expertise in a range of family issues. Our array of therapeutic, educational and preventative programs respond to the urgent needs of every generation. We do whatever is possible to foster personal growth and dignity in every individual, couple and family we serve.
The Light Center
17421 Marengo Rd.
Union IL 60180-9692
The Light Center Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that specializes in animal-assisted programming for challenged and at-risk youth. The Light Center barn is a uniquely designed facility; providing educational, recreational, and therapeutic services in what is truly the essence of serving special needs youth in the "least restrictive environment."
Lincoln Park Community Shelter
600 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
The Lincoln Park Community Shelter brings our community together to empower homeless men and women to make life changes.
Metropolitan Family Services
Locations in Chicago: Calumet, Midway, North, and Southeast Chicago
Locations in Suburbs: DuPage, Evanston/Skokie Valley, Southwest
*Please see website for exact address.
For more than 150 years, Metropolitan Family Services has responded to the evolving and critical needs of families in Chicago and the suburbs. Operating seven centers in communities with underserved populations, Metropolitan provides the help and hope needed to support the amazing strength of families during the difficult times in life.
OMNI Youth Services
1111 W. Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
At OMNI, our mission is to develop responsible youth and strengthen families. We work with thousands of youth and families, many of whom have nowhere else to turn; and we have a proven track record of making a dramatic difference in their lives, through our counseling services, mentoring programs, substance abuse and treatment programs, services to juvenile offenders, community service projects, youth development programs, and our work with neglected and abused children, multicultural resource center programs, and more.
Onward Neighborhood House
600 North Leavitt St.
5423 West Diversey Ave.
The mission of Onward Neighborhood House is to empower families and individuals in need to achieve their full potential in a community-based setting through participant-driven educational, recreational and social service programs.
St. Vincent de Paul Center
2145 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(Corner of Webster & Halsted - Find Us on Mapquest)
Since 1915, St. Vincent de Paul Center has been serving the needs of the working poor of Chicago at the corner of Halsted and Webster. Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, St. Vincent’s provides much needed programs and services in the areas of child care, social services, outreach to the homeless and services for the elderly.
Tri County Special Recreation Association
201 Normantown Road, Suite LL East
Romeoville, IL 60446
Tri County Special Recreation Association serves as an extension of its member park districts and villages in fulfilling their commitment to serve all residents. To this end, Tri County Special Recreation Association’s mission is to serve all residents who have a disability, regardless of severity, and to facilitate the inclusion of these individuals into their home communities’ leisure programs, whenever possible. Tri County Special Recreation Association provides a continuum of services reflective of the variety and frequency provided by member districts and villages to their residents without disabilities.
Advocates for Children of New York
151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
AFC works on behalf of children from infancy to age 21 who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure. These include children with disabilities, ethnic minorities, immigrants, homeless children, foster care children, limited English proficient children and those living in poverty. AFC provides a full range of services: free individual case advocacy, technical assistance, and training for parents, students, and professionals about children's educational entitlements and due process rights in New York City.
AFC's outreach educates and empowers its clients to challenge unfair and exclusionary school-based systems, policies and practices. AFC's work on institutional reform aims to engage key public policy making entities in strategies to modify existing educational legal structures, procedures and regulations which negatively impact on young people's academic success. AFC's efforts are strengthened by ongoing policy analysis focused on the institutionalization of inclusionary, effective, and equitable school practices.
The After-School Corporation
1440 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
The After-School Corporation is a nonprofit organization which supports comprehensive after-school programs in New York City, with the goal of enhancing the quality, availability and sustainability of programs in New York and the nation. At TASC, we believe it is essential for all kids to have safe places to go every day where they can discover and develop every part of themselves, while their parents work or go to school. We believe all kids should have the after-school opportunities that are standard in the lives of higher income families.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York
223 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
There are kids all over New York City who need someone to show them the ropes and be a class-act role model. At BBBS, adult mentors arrange museum trips, explore the city, or just hang out with young people between the ages of seven and eighteen. What’s required? New York City residency, a minimum commitment of eight hours per month for one year, and a job that keeps you in town most of the time. Be prepared for an extensive screening process and possibly a long wait period before you have a match.
Covenant House New York
460 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
Covenant House New York is the nations largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Our doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need. Each year nearly 7,000 youth seek out our Crisis and Community Centers for safety, shelter, food, and someone to talk to and that’s just the beginning! Volunteers will help young adults obtain the skills and tools they will need to develop into productive contributing citizens. Volunteers will help to provide structure and support. Volunteer opportunity is available to people who want to work in a shelter or community base setting.
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Located in SoHo, The Door offers activities and services that focus on quality of life improvement for tweens, teens, and young adults under age 21. Many volunteers work as subject-specific tutors, offer advice about educational opportunities here in New York, and work with the staff to organize recreational activities for program members.
Family Justice Center
The New York City Family Justice Center Initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence reduces barriers faced by victims of domestic violence who are seeking help. This innovative program enables victims to meet with a prosecutor, speak with a trained counselor, and apply for housing and financial assistance in just one visit – all in their native language while their children play safely in the next room. By providing services in one location with partnering City agencies and community providers, the Brooklyn and Queens Centers are increasing the effectiveness of service delivery to break the cycle of violence.
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
281 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies is a membership organization for over 200 social service agencies throughout the five boroughs, serving over 2 million New Yorkers of all ages, races and faiths. These agencies provide services to children, youth, the elderly, the homeless, those with HIV/AIDS, immigrants, etc. Because of our small staff, FPWA cannot process paperwork required for NYC Housing Authority volunteer placement.
1723 S. Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511
i9 Sports is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit amateur sports organization which services the entire Bronx Community in a variety of professional sports programs for people of all ages.
New York Cares
214 West 29th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
Each year, New York Cares brings vital volunteer support to more than 850 nonprofit agencies, public schools and other deserving organizations throughout the five boroughs. Our program staff works with each organization to identify their most pressing needs, create projects where volunteers can make a meaningful difference, and then recruit and deploy teams of volunteers to help meet those needs. The great majority of these projects typically would not exist if it weren't for New York Cares.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
27 Christopher Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-0345 (English)
(212) 229.0345 x306 (en Español)
• Inform the community about available resources for services, education and training
• Document the problem of sexual assault/abuse in the city
• Analyze city system policy and its effect on survivors
• Improve systems through advocacy
• Educate the public
• Disseminate information
• Serve as a clearinghouse
• Represent the needs of NYC sexual assault/abuse survivors
• Link with other organizations to advance our agenda
• Initiate and support research on relevant issues
New York City Department for the Aging
220 Church Street
New York, New York 10007
To work for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their families through advocacy, education and the coordination and delivery of services.
A key goal of NYC Service is to drive volunteer activity to the issues where New York City's needs are greatest: strengthening communities, helping neighbors in need, education, health, emergency preparedness and the environment. Use this site to search for different volunteer opportunities throughout the city.
Safe Horizon, Staten Island Community Program
2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York , NY 10007
The mission of Safe Horizon is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Since 1978, the organization has been providing services throughout New York City's five boroughs, and is a pioneer in developing programs for crime victims.
Seaside Therapeutic Riding, Inc
3903 Nostrand Ave, Suite LL-3
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Jamaica Bay Riding Academy: (718) 531-8949
Daniel Cutler (director) Cell: (718) 812 8466
Seaside Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to teaching horseback riding and Equine studies to children and adults with disabilities. WE OFFER PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF TO BOTH SUBWAY AND BUSES.
Street Project Volunteer-New York
Since 1987, Street Project has been a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization entirely run by volunteers. We serve as an important bridge between worthy charitable organizations that need volunteers and enthusiastic young professionals who are looking to get involved. Created by busy people for busy people, we know that every minute counts. That's why we offer a wide variety of volunteer projects that can fit just about anyone's schedule. Most projects take place on Saturdays and do not require a recurring weekly or even monthly commitment.
Volunteers Of America - Greater New York
340 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024-3800
Volunteers of America is a national faith-based human services organization, assisting those least able to help themselves, while providing meaningful opportunities for individuals and organizations to build stronger communities.
Children’s Home Society of Washington
3300 NE 65TH Street
Seattle, WA 98115
(800) 456-3339 or 206-695-3200
Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) is the state’s premiere Children’s organization dedicated to providing exceptional and innovative services to children and families. As Washington’s largest statewide nonprofit children’s agency, CHSW delivers comprehensive services through seven regional offices and over 20 service sites throughout Washington State.
Special Olympics, Washington
Want to volunteer and assist in Special Olympics events? Visit this site to get more information and details about becoming part of the helping team for the Special Olympics.
This website contains various volunteer opportunities for all the counties found in Washington State. Simply click on your county or visit the region’s website found by rolling over each county.