January 21-27, 2017, marks the volunteer engagement website’s busiest week in its 19-year history.
SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2017 — VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that its website’s traffic increased by as much as 76% in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, marking the busiest time in the website’s history.
Launched in 1998, VolunteerMatch facilitates connections between potential volunteers and the causes they care about through its website VolunteerMatch.org. In 2016, the website averaged 41,324 visits per day. However, on January 24, 2017, the busiest day in the website’s history, it was visited 72,355 times. From January 20, 2017, to date, VolunteerMatch.org has welcomed over half a million unique visitors.
This is the second time the website has seen a dramatic uptick in traffic in the past few months. The first occurred in the days immediately following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with November 10, 2016, being the 2nd busiest day in the website’s 19-year history.
“Regardless of your political views, democracy is more powerful when people come together to get involved with the causes they care about,” says Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch. “VolunteerMatch is proud to play a role in helping everyone find their opportunity to make a difference.”
To find a volunteer opportunity near you, visit www.VolunteerMatch.org.
VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, serving 100,000+ participating nonprofits, 150 network partners, and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits, and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $9.28 billion worth of volunteer services. Learn more about VolunteerMatch by visiting www.volunteermatch.org.