The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires was founded on the belief that we can leverage community assets to help nonprofits thrive.  Volunteers like YOU are one of our greatest assets.  You can make a difference in this community by donating your time, talent and treasure.  We make it easy by giving you the information you need to get involved.


The only directory of Berkshire County’s 1,000 nonprofits arranged by category so you can quickly peruse the areas you’re interested in supporting. Full-page profiles of nearly 100 nonprofits provide information on programs and ways to help. Click here to read the Giving Back guide online. Learn more about the guide and how to participate at this link.


Our new web site is designed to help you learn more about local nonprofits, their funding needs, volunteer opportunities, and items needed to further their missions of making our community a better place to live for all. You can search by location, type of activity, age range and more.


Visit GiveBackBerkshires.org today to help nonprofits recover from COVID-19. Read more about the website and how to get involved at this link.


Before COVID-19, the NPC hosted a popular Volunteer Fair that brought nonprofits and members of the community together to meet and exchange information on how they can work together. It was fun, exciting, and fruitful (watch a quick video clip here ). We can’t wait to expand this program when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, check  out our VIRTUAL Volunteer Fair!


Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 12-3pm at the Berkshire Innovation Center/45 Woodlawn Avenue, Pittsfield

Read more and register 

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Calling all retirees, consultants, and semi-retired folks who want to share their expertise with nonprofits. Teach a webinar, get connected to nonprofits that need advice and guidance, or offer “office hours” where you can consult by appointment for a modest flat fee. Read a wonderful testimonial from a nonprofit helped by one of our pro bono consultants here. Call Liana to discuss your availability and preferences (413) 441-9542.


Have you always wanted to serve on a nonprofit board but worried you don’t have the experience necessary to make a contribution? Are you currently on a board but not sure what is expected of you? Attend one of our board trainings to learn more about the role and responsibilities of board members, best practices, and practical information on how to read financial statements, fundraise, and advocate. Trainings can be customized for corporate or nonprofit groups and by level of experience.


We often have research and outreach projects. Email Liana to discuss.


We love to highlight positive volunteer experiences on Social Media, on our web site, and in our newsletters. Share your story (And photos!) by emailing Liana@npcberkshires.org.


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