Be the Face of Volunteering: Submit Your Organization’s Photos and Help Us Promote Service and Volunteering in 2010


Connecting good people with good causes usually makes for some pretty great photo opps, and if you’ve captured some stellar shots showing your volunteers in action, we’d like to see them.

Each year, we use images submitted by our members in a wide variety of ways to illustrate the impact of service in the community. Some go into our annual report or become part of our Web site. Others make it into our newsletters or press releases.

We need your help to make sure we’re telling the whole story! If you have fabulous images you can share with us, we will put them to good use inspiring volunteers to get involved.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Exciting, dynamic, and fun photos with bright, vibrant colors
  • Images that are fairly large and easy to read when condensed to a smaller size
  • Photos that demonstrate the values of volunteering — images of working together, using skills, spreading joy, being active, and being part of a large and diverse community are just a couple of examples
  • The many different faces of volunteerism – young and old, black and white, skilled or unskilled, we all have a role to play as volunteers. We want to see everyone in action.

Have some photos you’d like submit? Send a low-resolution copy to me at and I’ll be in touch with the next steps. Thanks for putting a face to volunteering!

Photo credits courtesy VolunteerMatch organizations (counter-clockwise from left):

Christian Appalachian Project / Christina Amenta
Summer Camp counselor Mark Anderson volunteers at Camp Shawnee, a ministry of the Christian Appalachian project in Eastern Kentucky

Hilltop Homework Help Center / Scott Weaver
Miss Emily is one of Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Homework Help Center coordinators. Students are encouraged to come to the library to complete their homework projects.

The New Children’s Museum / Angela Carone
“The Painted Bug,” 2008, Woods Family Studio (Wet/Art Studio) The New Children’s Museum

Tropical Adventure Foundation / Isaac Garcia Gutierrez
Volunteer Francesca Licata with a resident of the Santa Luisa Retirement Home on the Talamanca Indigenous Rseservation in Bambu, Limon, Costa Rica

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