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Darcy Hughes

Darcy Hughes

Darcy Hughes is a Business Development and Marketing Coordinator at VolunteerMatch. Her background includes coordinating projects at an arts institution and consulting with a company that advises nonprofits. She has a liberal arts education, majoring in English at Trinity College. In her free time, Darcy loves to read, travel, and make art in her studio.

Recent posts by Darcy Hughes

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10 ways to volunteer as a family

By Darcy Hughes on Nov 23, 2020

We’re joining forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime in honor of #GivingTuesday, and you’re invited!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, your wallet may be feeling a little thin by the time GivingTuesday rolls around, so we want to help you find ways to #GiveTime and help make #CommunityPossible.

This year, we’re focusing on what’s near and dear to so many of us during the holidays — community.

Topics: inspiration
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5 easy ways to volunteer – virtually

By Darcy Hughes on Nov 23, 2020

With all the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, it can be easy to let our good intentions to volunteer fall by the wayside. Volunteering doesn’t have to feel like an extra task on your never-ending to-do list. From small tasks to larger projects, finding ways to get involved is easier than you might think. #GiveTime this #GivingTuesday to help share joy in communities across the country.

Topics: virtual volunteering
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Vote Kindness: 7 Ways to Get Involved in the Election Now

By Darcy Hughes on Sep 30, 2020

With the November 3 election about a month away, you may be looking for ways to get involved in the process. Here are 7 things you can do now to support everyone's voice and shape the future of your communities.

Topics: virtual volunteering government advocacy equality
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How to Give Back on 9/11

By Darcy Hughes on Sep 10, 2020

As we pause and remember those we lost 19 years ago on 9/11, we are partnering with 911day.org to invite you to honor their lives by coming together to do over 1 million self-directed acts of service and good deeds throughout the month of September as part of 9/11 Day At Home. Here’s how you can participate.

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8 Ways Volunteering Helps You Learn and Grow at Any Age

By Darcy Hughes on Aug 11, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, from many schools and colleges going fully or partially virtual to many jobs shifting to remote and a job market that’s in flux. Additionally, people who are retired are seeking ways to do something fulfilling and continue to grow personally, while staying safe. Whether you're looking for your first job, recently retired, or somewhere in between, volunteering can help you feel fulfilled wherever you are now.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering skills-based volunteering food insecurity
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10 Ways to Support Disaster Relief Now

By Darcy Hughes on Jul 31, 2020

More than 5 million volunteers assist with disaster relief each year in the U.S. and because of complications with COVID-19, less than half of that number is expected to volunteer in 2020. So what can you do now to help out? Here’s a list of 10 ways you can aid in disaster relief.

Topics: disaster relief
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10 Quotes To Inspire You Into Action

By Darcy Hughes on Jul 16, 2020

It is during times of great need that we can do the greatest good, and hearing from those who were courageous, took a stand, and affected change can inspire us to do the same. Here are 10 quotes to renew your spirits and inspire you into action.

Topics: inspiration
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This #GivingTuesdayNow, Feel The Power Of Giving

By Darcy Hughes on May 4, 2020

May 5, 2020, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of unity meant to encourage generosity, citizen engagement, and support for nonprofits around the world.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering skills-based volunteering
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Volunteering Study Reveals Fears of Illness, Along with Optimism and Innovation

By Darcy Hughes on Apr 7, 2020

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