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#GiveTime Now and into 2021

December 30, 2020

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As part of our #GiveTime campaign with U.S. Bank, we are highlighting some of the nonprofit organizations that won free membership for a year. If you are looking for ways to #GiveTime now and into 2021, there are a variety of causes and ways you can put your skills to good use to help out your communities and support these nonprofits. Plus, check out even more ideas at the end of the post!

Center for Japanese Mental Health

Mission: The Center for Japanese Mental Health is dedicated to improving the mental health of people of Japanese descent through education, advocacy, service and research.

Here are 3 ways you can volunteer virtually:

Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary

Mission: Our goal is to rescue, rehabilitate farm animals and to educate and inspire the public about their care and welfare. We provide a lifelong sanctuary for our adopted animals with veterinary care, proper feeding, environment enrichment and love. At the same time giving people who might not have had contact with farm animals hands on experience. We offer learning programs for children and teens, helping them to connect and build emotional and mental well-being through the human-animal bond. We also work with mental health providers and their patients, through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Crossroads Jobs Inc

Mission: Crossroads Jobs provides individually focused employment services to Loudoun area residents who are unemployed or underemployed. We offer a source of ready-to-work applicants for local businesses.

  • Become a board member focusing on leading legal, fiduciary, funding and strategic roles.

greeNest

Mission: Working together to transform the community one nest at a time.

There are a variety of ways you can volunteer locally within Winston-Salem, North Carolina with greeNest:

  • Cleaning furniture as it comes into the warehouse.
  • Creating our "Dining", "Bed", "Bath" and "Cooking" packs.
  • Working with a family and their case manager as they shop for their furnishings.

ReSOURCE: A Nonprofit Community Enterprise

Mission: ReSOURCE’s mission is to meet community and individual needs through: (1) education and job skills training (2) environmental stewardship (3) economic opportunities.

If you are in the the Williston or Burlington, Vermont areas, there are several ways you can support the nonprofit:

  • Volunteer to help with: sorting, inspecting, hanging, folding, and displaying clothing.
  • If you’re into electronics, help test them for function, quality, and durability or prepare donated items for resale in the store.
  • If you’re looking for a fast-paced, physical, and independent work placement, volunteering with the Donation Bay may be a strong match for you.
  • Support ReSOURCE with painting projects throughout the store and warehouse.
  • If you have an aptitude for repairing items, help fix items that have been donated for sale in the store.

If you are looking for more ways to give back, you here are some other ideas:

Thank you to you and all the nonprofits who make #CommunityPossible!

Erin Halley

Written by 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.

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