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Climate Action Week. Small Actions Drive Change.

By Erin Halley on September 16, 2021

As part of Climate Action Week from 9/20-9/25, we’re excited to be partnering with California Volunteers, Office of the Governor — the team leading the mobilization of volunteers across the state and setting a tone for state-led climate volunteer corps nationally.  This dedicated group will be highlighting valuable resources and tools with simple actions every one of us can take to help tackle climate change. Laura Plato, Chief Solutions Officer at VolunteerMatch, sat down with Josh Fryday, Chief Service Officer for California Volunteers, to learn more about what California Volunteers is doing next week and beyond to combat this crisis. Watch the interview below or read the transcript to see why it’s important and what actions you can take now and during Climate Action Week.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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8 Ways to Honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by Giving Back

By Erin Halley on September 9, 2021

This 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time to pause and remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 tragedy, and to honor their memories by coming together to do good as a nation. From volunteering, supporting charities through donations of goods or cash, and simply by being kind to others, there are many ways to get involved.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration disaster relief local volunteering
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VolunteerMatch Partners with AmeriCorps and California Volunteers to Honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

By VolunteerMatch on September 9, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., September 9, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, is partnering with AmeriCorps and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor to help people find ways to give back in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

Topics: press release
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Help All Students Get “Ready Set” for School As a Tutor for Young People in Your Community – and Virtually!

By VolunteerMatch on August 31, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., August 31, 2021 - With over 35,000 volunteer tutors needed today to help young people prepare for the rigors of returning to school, there’s never been a better time to volunteer your skills.

Topics: press release
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9 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself and Others for Back to School + Beyond!

By Erin Halley on August 31, 2021

Some students across the U.S. have started school, while others have yet to start school. And this may be the first time they are doing in-person learning. Back to school brings up so many emotions of excitement and new experiences, and now with the pandemic, some children and parents may be feeling additional anxieties beyond the back to school year jitters of the past. Whether you are a student, parent, grandparent, neighbor, co-worker, or friend and wherever you are during this transition, sending some kindness to others will help you uplift your community and yourself in the process. Here are 9 things you can do to be kind to yourself and others during this time. 

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering inspiration youth volunteering
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3 Simple Ways You Can Support Relief Efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan

By Erin Halley on August 24, 2021

As we hear more about the impact of the Taliban takeover and collapse of the Afghanistan government and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, you may be looking for ways to help. Here are some resources to support people in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Topics: disaster relief
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10 Ways to Give Back to Uplift and Strengthen Your Communities

By Erin Halley on August 5, 2021

We all have the power to make a difference in our communities, to uplift our spirits, and to come together to strengthen them. Here are 10 ways you can make a positive impact today.

Topics: virtual volunteering skills-based volunteering social justice civil rights inspiration equality lgbtq+ youth volunteering
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VolunteerMatch and Do IT Announce Partnership, Offer New Social-Centric Approach to Connecting Volunteers

By VolunteerMatch on June 24, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., June 24, 2021 - VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Do IT, a leading provider of social networks and marketplaces connecting people to do good things in the United Kingdom, today announce a partnership enabling Do IT to make tens of thousands of volunteering opportunities from the VolunteerMatch database available to members of its community through its web and mobile apps.

Topics: press release
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Spotlighting June Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Shema Love

By Darcy Hughes on June 23, 2021

Shema Love, Artist. 

NYC-based Shema Love is June’s Match Studio Collaborative artist. While Shema has always been artistic, she pursued a career in nursing before becoming a professional artist. Now she does both.

Topics: social justice inspiration advocacy lgbtq+ match studio collaborative art as advocacy
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VolunteerMatch Announces June's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Shema Love

By VolunteerMatch on June 17, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its June Match Studio Collaborative artist, Shema Love.

Topics: press release match studio collaborative

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