SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Jonathan and Susan Russell of Harrisburg recently have become area representatives for JustServe.org. JustServe.org is a free website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.
JustServe is a free service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to our guidelines. It is open to all faith-based, government and nonprofit groups.
"I affectionately call it a dating website for organizations needing help and people who want to serve," Jonathan Russell said
Organizations can use this free service to find and coordinate volunteers. It also has tracking and other tools to monitor success. A member of the group registers as a volunteer at JustServe.org then clicks "Submit a Project." The Russells are available to offer assistance if needed and to help create organizations and projects on the site. Volunteers just simply register and look for opportunities that interest them.
"We have spoken with area guidance counselors to encourage students to use this to look for opportunities and track their hours of service. We have also met with several groups to explain the benefits of this service and to encourage members of their groups to register for tracking and coordinating purposes," Susan Russell said.
For more information visit JustServe.org or contact Jonathan and Susan Russell at (618) 841-4000. The Russells facilitate efforts in Gallatin, Hardin, Hamilton, Pope, Saline and White counties.