The global recession hasn\'t dampened enthusiam for volunteer travel. But while the idea of volunteer related travel (\"Voluntourism\") is trendy these days, not much is known about who these volunteers are, how big a chunk of the travel business they represent, or what impact they are making in local communities.
While U.S.-based travelers represent a large part of the market of volunteer abroad experiences, much less is known about the interest in domestic travel-related volunteering [...]
VolunteerMatch is thrilled to announce a new partnership with M·A·C Cosmetics.
M·A·C has a long history of engagement in the community and a track record of creatively inspiring employees and customers. Cosmetics buyers who take advantage of M·A·C\'s recycling program, Back to M·A·C, can receive a free lipstick [...]
If no news is good news during tough times, then even slightly optimistic news is a beacon of hope, right?
That\'s what the results of the Bureau of Labor Statistics\' latest report on U.S. volunteer rates suggest, says the Corporation for National and Community Service. The $1.15 billion federal agency is promoting the BLS figures this week.
But despite some definite improvements -- particularly in light of a severe recession -- the results should be taken with a grain of [...]
With fundraising on life-support right now, there is mounting evidence that volunteering is carrying the bulk of the weight in U.S. philanthropy right now -- and much of it is being led by corporations. The latest signs of this come from a new survey from LBG Associates and LBG Research Institute.
The report found that a whopping 56% of corporate employees are getting involved in volunteer efforts at their company. In addition, 27% of respondents said they are more motivated [...]
With 2009 in the rear-view mirror, what can we expect from corporate philanthropy in during a global economic downturn?
According to a new report the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), we can actually look back at the previous year [...]
Welcome to the new blog from VolunteerMatch about volunteering for the business community! Thank you for visiting.
Best known for our public Web site, www.volunteermatch.org, VolunteerMatch is also the leading resource for businesses, campuses, brands, and national nonprofit organizations that want to successfully engage employees and customers as volunteers [...]
Amid the current economic turmoil, a call to service and social action are inspiring communities across the US to re-engage and embrace the opportunity for change. Perhaps to a degree not seen since the dot-com explosion first introduced the Internet to much of the world, attention has turned to the role Web services can play.
The conversation began during the Presidential campaign as both candidates invoked volunteering and service as a core element of their platforms. President Obama went a step further in his campaign Web site, describing his vision for a \"craigslist for service\" [...]