There are SO MANY charities looking for help, either from money or volunteers.
And now there is a book that gives a broad picture of the situation in the state of Oregon.
State of Giving: Stories of Oregon Volunteers, Donors, and Nonprofits is a description of current conditions and a manifesto for greater civic engagement.
Authors Greg Chaillé and Kristin Anderson visit with details.
Additional link: a web companion to the book, for sharing stories about volunteers and nonprofits and more.