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Join R&B Artist, Raheem DeVaughn and VolunteerMatch Chief Solutions Officer, Laura Plato

By VolunteerMatch on April 15, 2021

Discussing Art as Activism on ClubHouse, Sunday, April 18 at 11pm EDT + Facebook LIVE on Wednesday, April 21 at 2pm EDT 

 

 

Oakland, CA – April 15, 2021 – VolunteerMatch announces a week of daily events to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 18-24. The week will showcase artists in multiple disciplines to highlight and encourage art as activism. Emerging from the past year of a global pandemic, VolunteerMatch is activating a call for volunteers of all kinds to return to service in their communities wherever and whenever possible. 

Topics: press release advocacy National Volunteer Week
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VolunteerMatch Announces April's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: DJ Agana

By VolunteerMatch on April 8, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its Match Studio Collaborative April artist, DJ Agana, spotlighting art as activism in celebration of Earth Month and National Volunteer Week.

Topics: press release advocacy match studio collaborative National Volunteer Week
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VolunteerMatch Presents The Artistry of Volunteering

By VolunteerMatch on April 6, 2021

Highlighting Art as Activism to Celebrate  National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

 

Oakland, CA – April 6, 2021 – VolunteerMatch announces a week of daily events to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 18-24. The week will showcase artists in multiple disciplines to highlight and encourage art as activism. Emerging from the past year of a global pandemic, VolunteerMatch is activating a call for volunteers of all kinds to return to service in their communities wherever and whenever possible. The dramatic reduction in volunteers (80%) during the COVID-19 crisis spotlights today a critical focus on energizing our heroes to engage again with local organizations across the country.

Topics: press release National Volunteer Week
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VolunteerMatch Announces Star Panel Line-up for Phenomenal Women!

By VolunteerMatch on March 16, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., March 16, 2021 — In celebration of Women’s History Month, VolunteerMatch announced today a virtual panel packed with powerhouse speakers: Phenomenal Women! Bringing More Wellness, Joy and Ease into Our Busy Lives.

Topics: press release inspiration
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Match Studio's March Artist from Detroit's Soul Studio

By Abelard Lormond on March 10, 2021

Every month, VolunteerMatch's Match Studio Collaborative features an independent artist and cause, highlighting advocacy as art. Artists produce work that is then reproduced in highly accessible formats to fundraise towards a meaningful cause of each featured artist’s choice.

March’s artist, Jonathan Barnett, produces a large variety of art including, drawings, paintings, and sculptures with unique patterns. Click here to his collection on the Soul Studio website.

Topics: advocacy match studio collaborative
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VolunteerMatch Announces March's Match Studio Collaborative  Artist, Jonathan Barnett

By VolunteerMatch on March 9, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., March 9, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its Match Studio Collaborative March artist, Jonathan Barnett.

Topics: press release advocacy match studio collaborative
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Causes to Take Part in During the Month of February

By Abelard Lormond on February 23, 2021

Note: This VolunteerMatch Young Ambassador Series post is written by Abelard Lormond. The Ambassador series blogs offer practical insights into causes and volunteer opportunities championed by VolunteerMatch or members of our partner network, to provide personal insight and shine a light on the unique work of our nonprofit partners.

In January, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the third Monday of the month, as we do every year to show our love, respect, and honor for Dr. King and his legacy. One effective way that some decide to go about displaying their appreciation is through the works of different volunteer organizations that follow the teachings of MLK himself. 

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy
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VolunteerMatch February Artist Feature - Try Cheatham

By Abelard Lormond on February 23, 2021



“Bus-Hood” by Try Cheatham

Note: This VolunteerMatch Young Ambassador Series post is written by Abelard Lormond. The Ambassador series blogs offer practical insights into causes and volunteer opportunities championed by VolunteerMatch or members of our partner network, to provide personal insight and shine a light on the unique work of our nonprofit partners.

Every month, VolunteerMatch features the work of artists who are passionate about social justice causes. All the earnings that are made from promoting the artist’s work in VolunteerMatch’s Match Studio Collaborative shop are given to a charity of the artist’s choice. 

Topics: match studio collaborative
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3 Ways to Give a Helping Hand During COVID

By Abelard Lormond on February 23, 2021

Note: This VolunteerMatch Young Ambassador Series post is written by Abelard Lormond. The Ambassador series blogs offer practical insights into causes and volunteer opportunities championed by VolunteerMatch or members of our partner network, to provide personal insight and shine a light on the unique work of our nonprofit partners.

As we ease into 2021, we still struggle with an ongoing pandemic, and COVID limits many activities that involve physically being with one another. The virus has also shut down many places such as schools and people’s workplaces. Fortunately, through several forms of volunteer work, many people who are struggling have the chance to keep on going or bounce back from the negative effects that the pandemic has brought about to their everyday lives as well as their communities. Here are 3 ways to help:

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering youth volunteering
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VolunteerMatch Announces February's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Try Cheatham

By VolunteerMatch on February 18, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., February 18, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces the Match Studio Collaborative February artist, Try Cheatham.

Designed to highlight the role of art as advocacy, and advocacy and activism as two key expressions of modern volunteerism, the Collaborative provides a forum for BIPOC artists to produce work that is then reproduced in highly accessible formats to fundraise towards a meaningful cause of each featured artist’s choice.

Topics: press release social justice

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