|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Headquarters||Wilmette, Illinois, United States|
|Mission||Promoted flexible volunteerism, by inspiring and facilitating acts of kindness, and featured volunteer service projects that could be accomplished in 15 minutes, a few hours, or during volunteer vacations.|
Charity Guide was 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, VolunteerGuide.org, offered 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 was 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 focused 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 sought 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.
VolunteerGuide.org listed volunteer opportunities, service projects and volunteer vacations in six areas, including animal welfare, helping children, community development, environmental protection, health and safety and poverty/homelessness. Service projects include paid listings as part of VolunteerGuide.org's corporate citizenship program.
Charity Guide was founded in 2000 by internet marketing and advertising consultant, Michael Organ, who served as executive director. Charity Guide ceased operations in 2015, linking instead to VolunteerMatch.org
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Charity Guide. Guidestar. December 31, 2006.
- "Form AG990-IL: Illinois Charitable Organization Annual Report". Charity Guide. Illinois Office of the Attorney General. December 31, 2014.
- Corporate Citizenship Archived January 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.