When registering your agency on a Connect site, you'll want to associate your agency with one or more causes in your agency profile. Your Connect site uses these causes to match your agency up with like-minded volunteers. Icons for your agency's causes are shown on your agency profile page, as shown in the example below.


A standardConnect site features the 16 causes listed below, each associated with the icon shown. If your site manager has added custom causes and/or removed some of the default ones, the causes and icons available to you may not match those shown here.

IconCauseTypes of Agencies
Arts and Cultureart centers; music, theatre, and other performance groups; arts education; museums;
Basic Needsshelters; food banks; clothing donations; nonprofit thrift shops
Communitycultural awareness; assistance for vision- or hearing-impaired; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Crime & Safetylaw enforcement; community watch
Crisisdomestic violence; drug treatment; hotlines
Disaster ResponseRed Cross; disaster and relief services
Educationafter-school services; tutoring; awareness; training; scouting
Employmentjob training; job placement; professional development
Environmentenvironmental awareness; conservation and recycling; hiking and other outdoor clubs; animal welfare; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Equalityhuman rights; marriage equality; racial equality; women's rights
Familychildren's services; adoption; scouting; animal shelter and adoption
Healthmedical services; nutrition; special-needs camps; addiction services; therapeutic centers; health awareness
Housinghousing assistance; shelters; home-building
Incomeincome tax assistance; financial planning and management
Mental Wellnesssupport groups; addiction and recovery; therapeutic centers; survivor groups; hotlines
Veteransveterans' societies; health services; support groups