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Erin Halley

Erin Halley

Erin Halley is the Senior Manager, Business Development and Marketing for VolunteerMatch. She is passionate about making a positive impact and contributing to a better world. She has extensive experience in marketing from digital to events to tradeshows. Her background includes marketing for an international consumer electronics company, a leading national health advocacy nonprofit, a well-known healthcare institution and an arts non-profit. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike and doing yoga.

Recent posts by Erin Halley

7 min read

13 Good Deeds To Do in September in Remembrance of 9/11

By Erin Halley on Sep 8, 2020

For the entire month of September, in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’re joining together with 911day.org to encourage all our colleagues and neighbors to make a difference.

Topics: inspiration
8 min read

8 Ways to Get Healthier—While Helping Others!

By Erin Halley on Aug 24, 2020

With everything going on right now in the world around us, we could all use a little ray of sunshine. And it turns out, doing good is not just good for the health of our communities: it’s good for our personal health, as well. Research shows that volunteering can help lift your spirits and may even make you healthier and improve longevity. Here are 8 ways you can help others, while bringing a little bit of joy and health to your own life.

Topics: inspiration
7 min read

12 Safer Ways to Volunteer Today

By Erin Halley on Aug 17, 2020



During the pandemic, we’ve heard many people say they feel less connected -- but are still interested in helping others. We’ve especially heard this feedback from many of our volunteers aged 55+, who are navigating a wide range of stressors, from caring for their own health, to taking care of families and grandkids, while also experiencing higher than average unemployment rates.

Topics: inspiration
9 min read

Social Justice For LGBTQIA+, Be Inspired To Continue The Fight

By Erin Halley on Jun 17, 2020

Huge strides have been made with the Supreme Court ruling this week that protects LGBTQIA+ from being fired because of their sexual orientation and gender identification. Before this decision, almost half the states lacked this legal projection.

“One big lesson from this opinion is don’t give up. You have to believe that you can change things,” said Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry. It’s inspiring to see how individuals can come together to fight against social justice and shape a more inclusive society. And now it is the time to build on this momentum and do even more. 

Topics: social justice lgbtq+
12 min read

Inequality Is Increasing. What Can You Do?

By Erin Halley on Jun 10, 2020

The widening inequality gap we are witnessing as we emerge from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic and the attention being paid to the killings of Black Americans including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and, most recently, George Floyd remind us of the absolute necessity of continuing the work to create a society that supports and values each of its members equally. How can we build a society based around compassionate communities, whose members are motivated and empowered to take action to actively improve the world for their fellow human beings?

Topics: social justice advocacy equality
7 min read

Be Inspired By Those Fighting Hunger

By Erin Halley on May 21, 2020

There has been an increase in overall demand for food from Food Banks across the U.S. because of COVID-19. It’s amazing to see our communities: individuals, businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations come together to support the people in need.

It shows that if we collaborate and work together, we can make a significant difference in fighting hunger in our communities.

Here are some inspiring ways people are working together to combat this growing challenge.

Topics: covid19 food insecurity csr food banks
8 min read

4 Ways To Make A Difference Now

By Erin Halley on May 14, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives, and many of us are feeling less connected to others. But, even as we learn to navigate these changes, it’s also empowering to see so many public illustrations of how we are connected — and that, when we each take actions towards helping our communities, and work together, we can make huge strides in combating these larger societal challenges.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering
5 min read

3 Ways To Maximize Social Impact In May

By Erin Halley on Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives in every way. As you are learning new ways of doing things, you may be seeking out more inspiration, wanting to celebrate what you and your teams have accomplished, or looking for ways to navigate in this new environment.

So how can you do this and connect with others virtually and learn from each other? Here are 3 ways you can be inspired, grow, and learn in May. 

Topics: events
4 min read

VolunteerMatch Launches #WeHeartHelpers in Honor of National Volunteer Week

By Erin Halley on Apr 21, 2020

VolunteerMatch is excited to announce a week’s worth of activities to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 19-25.

In an era of social distancing, VolunteerMatch is leveraging its website and social media channels to highlight helpers who are the heart and soul of our communities.

Topics: covid19 press release
3 min read

Every Website Can Now Be a COVID-19 Volunteering Outpost

By Erin Halley on Apr 2, 2020

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