Why Do You #GiveTime to the Causes You Believe In?

When you #givetime to causes you believe in, you end up giving to yourself in the process. Volunteering improves mood and self-esteem, lowers stress, and leaves volunteers feeling physically healthier, according to The Doing Good is Good for You Study.

With the holidays around the corner — *cue “Elf” gifs* — the health benefits related to volunteering create a win-win scenario for nonprofits and volunteers alike that are sure to spread holiday cheer from ear-to-ear.

Last year, 86 volunteers pledged to give 1,552 hours to the nonprofits they support in honor of #GivingTuesday. This year, we’re asking our volunteers to share who or what you #givetime for. We partnered with U.S. Bank to help spread the word, and got the ball rolling:


Will you join us by sharing your story to inspire others to #GiveTime this #GivingTuesday? Participate in three-easy steps:

  1. Download and print this free PDF (black and white version also available).
  2. Fill in the blank — who or what do you #givetime for? Make it your own.
  3. Snap a photo or video to share your story using “#givetime” on social media, and tag @VolunteerMatch.

Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use the hashtag “#givetime” for your chance to be featured. To thank you for helping us inspire other volunteers with your story, VolunteerMatch will gift two $250 donations to our winners’ favorite nonprofits. Please note: by entering, you agree to our rules.

If you’re in need of inspiration, check out these reasons to #givetime this #GivingTuesday and beyond, take our quiz to learn where you should give time next, then find a virtual volunteer opportunity or volunteer in your community.

You can also inspire others to share their story by spreading the word!

If you have any questions, please contact us using the comment section below.

From all of us at VolunteerMatch, happy holidays! ❄️☃️