How to Volunteer

This is an exciting time to volunteer with ACT as ACT commits itself to executing 50 projects over the next 5 years focused on advancing racial equity.

We — the organization — are on a learning journey and we invite you to join us as we seek to do all we can to create a more just and equitable world. To volunteer with one of 5 nonprofits focused on advancing racial equity or one of the 13 other high-impact nonprofits:

  1. Review projects below, all of which will be conducted virtually.
  2. Complete your ACT volunteer profile via the “Volunteer Today” button on this page or on each individual project page.

    In your ACT volunteer profile indicate which project(s) interests you. Please consider ranking your top 2 or 3 choices. To volunteer to lead a project, check the box next to “project of interest” on the Project Ranking page. Learn more about being a project leader.
  3. Register to attend ACT’s mandatory Project Round Kick-Off, Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time; all volunteers in this round are expected to attend and all interested alumni are welcome. Get details on how you’ll benefit from the kick-off and register now.
  4. Susan Austin, ACT director, will contact you by March 12 to discuss your application, project interests and project placement. (Our goal is to match as many volunteers as possible with projects of their choosing; doing so isn’t always possible as some projects receive much more interest than there is need.)

Deadline to volunteer: Mar. 4, 2021 

ACT Projects in Recruitment

Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Business Plans , Feasibility Study , Market Analysis
Organization Type
Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Market Analysis , Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Health
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Other
Project Focus
Other
Organization Type
Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Other
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Business Plans , Finance
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Community or Economic Development , Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Market Analysis , Technology
Organization Type
Community or Economic Development , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Business Plans , Earned Income
Organization Type
Arts & Culture
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Community or Economic Development , Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Organizational Development
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Business Plans , Finance
Organization Type
Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Operations Review , Strategic Planning
Organization Type
Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2021
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Organizational Development , Strategic Planning
Organization Type
Human Services
Upcoming Key Dates for Volunteers
25 Mar 2021 Project Round Kickoff for Spring–Summer ’21 Projects
01 Jul 2021 Nonprofit Deadline to Express Interest in Fall–Winter ’21 Projects
18 Jul 2021 Nonprofit Application Deadline for Fall–Winter ’21 Projects
12 Aug – 01 Sep 2021 Volunteer Recruitment for Project Teams for Fall–Winter ’21 Projects