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iVolunteer is a free location-aware service that makes it easy for people to find volunteer opportunities and get involved in their communities.

The iVolunteer Plugin:

  • Displays local community volunteering opportunities in the blog sidebar.
  • Please see the Screenshots for examples.

Thanks to The HandsOn Network for providing the volunteer opportunity data.

For the latest news, please follow @iVolunteer on Twitter.

Change History

Rev 1.1.7 2009-Jun-14

  • Removed <li> tags from iVolunteer_sidebar() to remove preceeding bullet from list.
  • Fixed with the help of Andrew Hyde. Thanks for helping debug this on your Mac!

Rev 1.1.6 2009-Jun-13

  • Tested with WordPress 2.8.

Rev 1.1.5 2009-Jun-13

  • Display events in ascending order by date.

Rev 1.1.4 2009-Jun-09

  • Added one additional check for zero records returned. Displays “No opportunities found.”
  • Updated to force all descriptions to only capitalize first char of each word.

Rev 1.1.3 2009-Jun-09

  • Gracefully handle zero records returned from JSON api.

Rev 1.1.2 2009-Jun-08

  • Updated text on the options page.

Rev 1.1.1 2009-Jun-08

  • Updated to simplify sidebar.php installation for non-widgetized themes.

Rev 1.1.0 2009-Jun-06

  • Upon initial setup, default to 5 opportunities to be displayed.

Rev 1.0.9 2009-Jun-02

  • Replaced str_ireplace() with custom function to ensure PHP4 compatibility.

Rev 1.0.8 2009-Jun-01

  • Updated the readme.

Rev 1.0.7 2009-Jun-01

  • Added 2 screenshots: Local volunteer opportunities shown in the blog sidebar, The iVolunteer admin settings page.

Rev 1.0.6 2009-Jun-01

  • Added admin option to choose number of events to display in sidebar: 5, 10, or 15.

Rev 1.0.5 2009-Jun-01

  • Reformatted date, time, city/state/zip, and phone number for continuity.
  • If no response from server, timeout after 5 seconds and display “please try later”.

Rev 1.0.4 2009-May-29

  • Reformatted sidebar display.

Rev 1.0.3 2009-May-29

  • Added live datafeed.

Rev 1.0.2 2009-Feb-17

  • Localized to support multiple languages.

Rev 1.0.1 2009-Feb-16

  • Initial revision.


  • Local volunteer opportunities shown in the blog sidebar.

  • The iVolunteer admin settings page.



  • Please Deactivate the previous iVolunteer Plugin first.


  1. Upload the iVolunteer Plugin folder to /wp-content/Plugins/

  2. Login to your WordPress admin web page.

  3. Activate the Plugin:

    • Click on the Plugins tab.
    • Find iVolunteer in the list of Inactive Plugins (or Recently Active Plugins).
    • Click on Activate to activate the iVolunteer Plugin.
  4. Configure the Plugin:

    • Click on Settings.
    • Click on iVolunteer.
    • Enter your iVolunteer options.
    • Press the Save button to save the iVolunteer options.
  5. Add the Plugin as a sidebar widget:

    • Click on Appearance (or Design).
    • Click on Widgets.
    • On the left side, next to iVolunteer, click on Add to make it appear in the list of Current Widgets.
    • Click on Save Changes.
  6. If your theme DOES NOT support widgets, place the following line of code in your sidebar file (e.g. sidebar.php):

    • <?php iVolunteer_sidebar (); ?>
  7. Local volunteer opportunities should now appear in your sidebar.


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