You can start a search in any combination of several ways:
Once you've clicked Search, search results will appear in the center of the page. On the left side of the search results, you'll see filters you can use to refine your search. For example, if you're searching for jobs, you'll be able to filter down to only see full-time jobs or jobs that require a four-year degree. If you're searching for volunteer opportunities, you can focus on the schedule that best matches the time you're free.
Want to receive a daily email with the new opportunities that match your criteria? Get Email Alerts! Log in or sign up, run your search, click the green "Save this search" button at the top of search results, and check the "Email me daily with new matches!" box.
Know what cause you want to support or work for or have a specific career in mind? Just run any search. On the left of your search results, you'll see the Areas of Focus box. Click the areas that interest you the most, and see the full list by clicking in the "Search the full list" box. Same goes for Job function which will appear on any job searches.
Want to receive a daily email with the new opportunities that match your criteria? Get Email Alerts! Log in or sign up, run your search, click the green "Save this search" button, and check the "Email me daily with new matches!" box.
To search by radius from a specific location, you'll need to run a city-based search. To do so, just start typing your city location in the location box and select it from the type-ahead. On the left of your search results, you'll see the option to expand your search by a given mile radius.
To search for opportunities in a general geographic region, start by typing the name of the region from the list below in the location field of the search box and selecting it from the type-ahead.
When entering terms in the search bar, you can use these search operators to improve your results (and if all this sounds a bit too complicated, check out the advanced search page):
Broaden your search (OR)
Exclude a term using a minus sign (-)
Glue words together with quotation marks ("")
Complete a term with an asterisk (*)
Remember that clicking on the categories on the left side of the search results page will give you most of the advanced search capability you need. But if you want more detailed information about our search tool, see the Xapian Query Syntax page.