This website was inspired by President Obama’s desire to engage more Americans in service to others.  It was created by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and a passionate group of Google engineers.  It was conceived in 2008 with the mission to facilitate volunteerism and community service.

All For Good is an online resource for Americans to discover the many different ways in which they can serve and strengthen their communities. Launched in 2010, All For Good connects volunteers to local and national service opportunities that suit the volunteers’ time and interests. There are currently over 150,000 opportunities listed, which makes it one of the largest databases of its kind.

If you have recently moved to a new community and are looking for a way to become involved, or if you just have some time and energy to donate, All For Good is the search engine for you.  You can search for opportunities based on location and interests. A list of possibilities will be generated for you.  Follow the links for any possibilities that sound appealing to get more information and/or establish contact.

We entered the name of a small town we know in Maine and up came a list of over a hundred volunteer opportunities within 25 miles.  The postings ranged from trail and conservation work, to disaster training, to preparing healthy meals for a children’s center.  I was amazed.

Many of you are already community volunteers.  All For Good makes it easy to recruit interested people to join your efforts.