It seems the volunteer spirit is becoming more and more popular these days, so if customers approach you ate the reference desk with a question where to volunteer, you can refer them to two new volunteer websites USA Service and Volunteer.gov
USA Service- Renew America is designed for "Americans to make their commitments, build communities, find opportunities to serve and share their results." The site allows organizations and users to host and event, find volunteer events,read the blog or sign up to receive email updates for volunteering by zip code. Another interesting resource is the Community Service Event Guide " assembled to assist volunteers and local organizations in planning community service events".
Volunteer.gov is a government information portal for volunteering that
provides applicants with all that they need to find a volunteer opportunity, and serves to help them make the best match possible between their personal requirements and their choice of volunteer work throughout America’s vast land base and expansive resources.
The portal is searchable by opportunity types, by keyword, agency or zip code.
To learn more about both portals to the bottom section of the latest Librarians' Internet Index " New This Week" report.