The people have spoken.
This month, we salute top local nonprofits most beloved by volunteers all over the country. These organizations help provide resources for families in need, offer much-needed health services and more.
Here are the top 10 contenders, curated by GreatNonprofits.org, with reviews and testimonies from real people who have benefitted from these organizations' help.
Each nonprofit here has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and has
been reviewed by at least 10 volunteers.
INSTRUCTIONS: Think one of these organizations takes top prize? Cast your vote below for the nonprofit you think is doing the most inspiring work. Give your favorite nonprofit the number of stars you think it deserves. The nonprofit with the most stars at the end of the month will be declared the top local HuffPost Nonprofit of the Month.
“I have been constantly surprised at the incredible breadth of work that gallery displays and promotes," writes Priya B of the organization that supports the work of women in the arts.
"I love the volunteer opportunities provided by Pebble Tossers – my 12 year old son has really enjoyed the times he’s volunteered – Pebble Tossers just makes it enjoyable!," writes kKukler.
“I’ve been involved with the Pachamama Alliance as a volunteer for over 3 years," writes PC. "I love the cause: to create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on the planet as the guiding principle of our time.”
North Hills Community Outreach
“The staff is dedicated and conscientious and make me feel like a member of the team whenever I stop in," writes Roger. "Volunteering is also easy and satisfying. Our region is truly blessed by this non-profit organization.”
Project Homeless Count
“I volunteered at my first PHC event a year and a half ago and was AMAZED by the number, and variety of services offered," writes sam of the organization that helps get homeless people off of the streets and into housing.
Greyhound Adoption League Of Texas
“The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas is a top rate non-profit volunteer organization consisting of volunteers from all industries, so they truly have a very diversified group of volunteers able to leverage business talents to manage this organization efficiently and effectively," writes Suzanne15.
“I’ve been a volunteer docent and a supporter for years and am reminded at every point of coming in contact what a decent, dedicated group this is," writes mariaamudson of the organization that's working to train the next generation of "naturalists."
“I love Doggone Safe and I love volunteering for them," writes K9Mom of the organization's dog bite prevention program catered to kids.
“ I have volunteered for them and seen first hand the passion and dedication of their staff. Overall a great non profit!” writes citizensharifi of the organization that gives at-risk youth an outlet for artistic expression.
“I volunteered with All Hands first in 2011, when I spent three months working in Haiti," writes Haley D of the nonprofit that provides relief to areas struck by natural disasters. "Let me tell you, it was hands down the greatest experience I’ve ever had abroad."
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