USA Living - Activities - The United States of America

Americans take part in many pursuits, hobbies, clubs, and organizations
  • Interests: Interest areas or groups, hobbies, or clubs
    • Agriculture: Agriculture portal; includes news, discussion, and information for the agriculture industry, farms; created by the editors of Successful Farming magazine
    • Amateur Radio: Amateur Radio; directory of topics and information related to amateur "ham" radio
    • ArtSeek: Artist's Resource Directory; provides a directory to member sites which include arts organizations, artists, galleries, institutions
    • Business: Business sites directory; a directory of business information sources in a variety of areas
    • Churches: Christian Church Directory of the US
    • Engineering: National Society of Professional Engineers; engineering society that represents individual engineering professionals and licensed engineers (PEs) across all disciplines; site includes information about organization and engineering, including "A Sightseer's Guide to Engineering" presenting engineering accomplishments in the United States
    • Faith St: Find a Church Near You
    • Geneology: Cyndi's List; a categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet
    • Legal FindLaw: Legal information directory; information about legal resources in each US state
    • Outdoor: Outdoor directory; covers hiking, camping, cycling, and paddling, information on parks, reviews of gear, news, techniques
    • Outdoor Recreation: Covers hiking, biking, rafting, camping, fishing; describes attractions, outdoor gear, adventure travel, and national parks and wilderness areas
    • PC Users: Association of Personal Computer User Groups; helps member computer user groups by fostering communications as an informal network among user group organizations and computer companies; site includes a locator service to find a computer user group in your area
    • Food 2nd Harvest: Network of food banks; provide emergency food assistance to hungry Americans each year
    • Habitat: Habitat for Humanity International; an ecumenical Christian housing ministry with the aim to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world
    • History Memory: American Memory from the Library of Congress; a gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States; from the US Library of Congress
    • History: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; promotes the study and love of American history
    • Mosques: IslamicFinder; information about mosques, Islamic organizations, Islamic centers, and Muslim owned businesses all over the world
    • Red Cross: American National Red Cross; supports people in disasters, health, and safety
    • Science: American Association for the Advancement of Science; general scientific society, publisher of the journal Science
    • Religion: Religion Gateway; academic information on religion and religious studies; includes listing of major religions in the US
    • Singles: USA Personals; connect with your match or soulmate; find someone to share a date or a lifetime with through online matching services
    • Synagogues: Synagogues Shuls and Jewish Temples; world-wide directory of Jewish synagogues
    • Theatre: American Association of Community Theatre (AACT); national organization of community theatre; includes directory of member companies
    • Volunteering-Christian: ChristianVolunteering.org; matches volunteers to volunteer opportunities
    • Volunteermatch: Volunteer matching service; helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States; enter ZIP code to find local volunteer opportunities matching individual interests and schedules
  • Directories: There are hundreds of thousands of organizations, associations, societies, and nonprofits in the US covering many interests; these directories help you locate an organization; you can also search for organizations by using yellow pages
    • Associations: Associations online gateway; search for association Web sites; provided by the American Society of Association Executives
    • Clubs: Clubs and Organizations; from Neighborhood Link
    • Meetup: Interest-based local groups; find people to meet who share common interests in a variety of topics and activities
    • Neighborhood Link: neighborhood and nonprofit groups; find neighborhood associations, clubs, or non-profit organizations in an area; searchable by zip code, state, or city
    • Nonprofits links: Find organizations; enter name, mission, area of focus, location information and find a list of matching nonprofit and community organizations, volunteer opportunities, job and internship listings all over the world; a project of Action Without Borders
    • Nonprofits registry: Nonprofit organization lookup; Enter ZIP Code or organization name and get information about organization--address, assets, income; provided by Melissa Data Corporation, a provider of mailing, data, and information services
    • Scholarly Societies: Directory information for a selection of scholarly societies across the world; includes links to Web sites where available; provided by the Scholarly Societies Project, University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Social: Social Nets Index; A reference page showing key social networking sites; as online communication has become more prevalent and membership in traditional, geographic-based clubs and organizations has fallen, people look to online social networks to find like-minded friends and associates
  • Large: These are United States associations and organizations
    • Alcoholics Anonymous: A fellowship of men and women to stay sober and help others; not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution
    • AARP: American Association of Retired Persons
    • Amer Legion: American Legion; veterans, community-service organization organized by American Legion Posts worldwide
    • Amer Automobile Assn: American Automobile Association; a federation of affiliated automobile clubs; each club is independent, chartered and incorporated in its own state, and controlled by its own board of directors
    • Boy Scouts: National Council of the Boy Scouts of America; supports local councils that provide youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing
    • Boys & Girls Clubs: Boys and Girls Clubs of America; aims to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence
    • Farm Bureau: Farmers and ranchers organization
    • 4 H Clubs: Head, Heart, Hands and Health; a non-formal educational program for youth
    • Nat Geographic: National Geographic Society; Scientific and educational organization, publisher of National Geographic and other magazines, television, film, and guides
    • Girl Scouts: Girl Scouts of the USA; dedicated to help girls build character and skills for success in the real world
    • Little League: Little League Baseball; dedicated to youth baseball; a federal incorporation providing for incorporation of Little League Baseball in all 50 states
    • Muscular Dystrophy Assn: Muscular Dystrophy Association; a voluntary health agency including scientists and citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases
    • National Rifle Assn: National Rifle Association; second amendment advocacy organization; gun safety information and training
    • National Wildlife Fed: National Wildlife Federation; a member-supported conservation group, uniting individuals, organizations, businesses and government to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment
    • YMCA: Young Men's Christian Association; community service organization to meet health and social needs of men, women, and children
    • YWCA: Young Women's Christian Association; aims to empower women and girls and eliminate racism; provider of shelter services for women and their families
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