If we want to see changes, we must act

Who we are

Idealist is a New York-based nonprofit organization. Together, with generosity and mutual respect, we want to build a world where we can all live freely and with dignity. We started with this mission in 1995, we love what we do and we’re here for what you need.

Connecting people and organizations

In the last 25 years we have connected with more than 130,000 organizations and millions of people: we have published about one million job opportunities, and hundreds of thousands of volunteer opportunities, plus internships/practices. We have organized more than 250 university fairs and have created a directory of universities and their programs to help you advance your professional career with social impact.

Transforming intentions into action

Last year, we launched the ‘Idealist Days’, which happen once a month and invite people to develop actions, inspire others and celebrate. We have recently added thousands of Action Opportunities (volunteer opportunities, events and positive actions), to help more people move from intent to action on the issues they are most interested in




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Location United States
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (2)
16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal