Volunteering is not unlike a job, a hobby, or a subject of study: you have to LIKE what you are doing, otherwise you will loose interest over time.
So instead of diving into what’s out there, ask yourself the following questions:
– What do you care about? What excites you?
– What hobbies or interests do you have that can be an asset for a non profit? For example: Are you a blogger who blogs regularly? Do you sew, run, are you good at writing?
– Why do you want to volunteer? Do you want to support a cause that you care about? As a student, do you want to gain some work experience through volunteering? Are you looking to network?
– And then, how much time can you commit? Is it a short term commitment while you are between jobs, or during summer holidays? A weekend a month, or just ad hoc?
All these questions will help determine what type of volunteering would be a rewarding experience for you.