I went to an auction this weekend to help support the Soroptimists of Portland. They are committed to providing service to their community and have raised thousands of dollars to fund projects that "Make a Difference for Women" through volunteer service.
The first Soroptimist club was formed in 1921 by a group of 80 women in Oakland, California. The name comes from two Latin words that mean "best for women".
If you're interested in volunteering in your community, you should check and see if there is a Soroptimist group in your community.