Discovery and VolunteerMatch Team Up for Shark Week

Earlier this year, VolunteerMatch extended our partnership with Discovery Communications to inspire volunteerism among their passionate viewers. Discovery even created this incredible PSA to help.

Beginning next week, our relationship will get a little more dangerous: VolunteerMatch is daring to enter the waters of Shark Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16) — Discovery’s longest-running cable television programming event in history. This Sunday,, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts are getting “sharkified.” Look out for changes to our logos and upcoming Shark Week-themed content.

Our live map won’t be spared from the grips of jaws either. We’re swapping our iconic “hands” pins with fun shark-themed icons. Here’s a sneak peek:

Sharkified VolunteerMatch Live Map

Wait, wait … what do volunteers and sharks have in common?

We asked ourselves that same question. After a bit of research, it turns out we’re a lot more similar than you’d think! This Thursday, we’ll share 4 reasons volunteers are like sharks here on Engaging Volunteers. And tomorrow — we’re announcing our very first Instagram Sweeps, where you can win cool Shark Week swag.

Follow @VolunteerMatch on Instagram for more information.

Throughout the week, we’re highlighting 12 organizations — from Atlanta to Los Angeles — that focus on marine or environmental causes. We’ll share stories of volunteers and their impact on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Just follow the hashtags: #SaveSharks and #VolunteeringisFin, to participate in the conversation.

And starting today, you’ll be able to visit Discovery and register for a volunteer opportunity of your own. Are you scared … I mean, excited yet? So are we!

Mark your calendar: Shark Week begins this Sunday, June 26. Stay tuned for more details.

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