How do I create a Volunteer Listing?

PLEASE NOTE: It's FREE to post volunteer listings on CharityVillage. You must be a registered nonprofit or charity to post to our Volunteer Board.

If you are a US registered nonprofit or charity, you can only post remote (work from home) positions on our site.


Step 1: Login to your employer account here.

If you DON'T have an EMPLOYER account, click here. It will take you about 30 seconds to create one.




Step 2: Once you have signed into your account, you are automatically brought to your Employer dashboard.

Click Post a Job/Volunteer Listing from the left-hand side of your dashboard.


Step 3: Select Volunteer Listing (FREE) under POSTING TYPE. You will notice that the amount of the volunteer listing is $0.00 under ORDER SUMMARY.



Step 4: Scroll down the page and fill in the following information:




A) Select the Date for your Listing to Appear on CharityVillage - Select the date you wish your volunteer listing to appear on the CharityVillage job board. Please ensure this date is accurate, as it cannot be changed once you have submitted it to go live.

B) Application Deadline - The date your volunteer listing will be removed from the
CharityVillage job board at 11:59 pm EST. The date you select can be a maximum of 90 days from the listing start date.
Please Note: you can adjust your deadline an unlimited amount of times within the 90-day period.

C) Job Title - Enter the title of the volunteer position.

D) Work Type - Choose the location where the individual must complete their duties.

Onsite - This position is office-based. A country or state/province is required.

 - This position is home-office based. A country or state/province location is NOT required unless the individual must reside in a specific city or province.

 - This position is both office and home-based (flexible location). A country or state/province location is required. Input the location(s) in the next field called, LOCATION.

E) Location - You can input one or more locations in this field. 

F) Short Description - Enter a brief description of your position. This is your chance to entice individuals to view your volunteer listing, as this description appears on the volunteer results page as well as a job/volunteer alert.

G) Full Description - Select one of the two options available.

i) Upload a PDF document of the volunteer description or add the URL of your external listing to embed as an iframe. Click here for instructions!
ii) Type or copy the information about the position, qualifications, etc., into the box. 

How do you want applicants to apply?

H) Select this option and another box will appear. Enter the instructions on how applicants are to apply to your volunteer listing.

I) Select this option and add a URL if you would like to direct applicants to your website or a specific web page to apply.

J) Select this option if you would like to manage applications through your Employer dashboard. This option allows you to track, organize and communicate with applicants directly from your dashboard.


IF YOU SELECT TO MANAGE APPLICATIONS THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER DASHBOARD (CharityVillage's Applicant Tracking System), you will be given the option to enable screening questions.

These additional questions can help you screen applicants for the must-have skills needed to perform the volunteer position. Example; Do you have a driver's license? Click here to learn how to set up screening questions.

If you select to enable screening questions, the next page is where you will create your question(s).Screening_questions.jpg


K) Job Type - Select Unpaid Volunteer Position.

L) Job Categories - Choose the job category or categories from the drop down menu to further define your position.

M) Salary - Click Omit Salary, as our Volunteer Board only allows unpaid positions. This also means that the position does not offer an honorarium, stipend, etc., or the listing will not be allowed on our Volunteer Board.

N) Organization Focus - Select your organization focus from the drop down menu. You can select more than one.

O) Career Level - Select VOLUNTEER from the drop down menu.

P) Duration - Select from the drop down menu how long this position will exist.

Q) Target Group - This selection is optional. However, you want to make it clear on your listing that this position would be good for high school students, as an example, then select that option.

R) Organization - If you have more than one organization attached to your account, choose from the drop down menu.

Are you posting on behalf of another organization? If so, click SAVE at the bottom of the page you are currently on and then click here to set up the organization profile you will be posting on behalf of. Once you create the new profile, you can go back to your employer dashboard, click on the title of your draft listing, click EDIT at the top right  of the page and continue with your listing.

S) Confidential - This option only applies to listings posted to our Job Board. If you select this option, it will be removed before your listing is posted to our Volunteer Board.

T) Organization Logo - Upload your organization logo from your computer.

U) Save - If you don't want to publish your listing right now, just choose Save. You can access your listing and finish it from your Employer dashboard when you login again.

V) Proceed - Click PROCEED to continue to the next page.


Step 5: The Products & Packages page gives you the opportunity to add any additional items before submitting your volunteer listing. Just scroll down the page and select those you wish to add.

If you would like to remove an item from your Order Summary, just erase the number beside the total and it will disappear. 

Once you are satisfied with the items in your Order Summary, click PROCEED.




Step 6: The Review Order page provides a summary of the items you have added to your shopping cart, the details of your listing like the title, the date you are wanting your volunteer listing to appear on CharityVillage, your logo (if included), total amount and the short summary that will appear on search results pages.

If you would like to go back to a page and make changes, simply click one of the circles at the top to bring you to the desired page.

Once you are satisfied with your listing, click PROCEED.



Step 7:  Enter your billing information and click the PLACE ORDER button at the bottom of the page to submit your listing.

Step 8:
You will notice that the receipt says PAID at the top left and at the bottom right, it says $0.00. This means the submission of your volunteer listing has been successful and there is no charge to posting a volunteer listing with us.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your volunteer listing automatically goes into PENDING APPROVAL and will be approved within 24 hrs to go live on the Volunteer Board unless you post during the weekend when CharityVillage is closed. Once your volunteer listing has been approved, you will receive notification that your listing is live on the Volunteer Board.





Have questions about posting a volunteer listing? Please contact our National Help Desk at 1-800-610-8134 or email

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