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Nonprofit Spotlight: AmeriCorps

By Erica Dolcini on March 16, 2022

Over 10 years after completing my two years of Service with AmeriCorps I find myself in the unique position of again serving with AmeriCorps, just in a different capacity. At VolunteerMatch, we have partnered with California Volunteers and AmeriCorps to leverage the VolunteerMatch network and team to recruit members and spread awareness.

To celebrate AmeriCorps week, I’d love to share how serving as an AmeriCorps member has impacted my life (long story short, it completely changed the trajectory of my career and how I see the world).

Topics: inspiration local volunteering
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California Volunteers and VolunteerMatch: A Partnership for the Greater Good

By Guest Contributer on February 17, 2022

Guest Contributor: Josh Fryday, California Chief Service Officer within the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.

The Kindhearted Cities Index recognizes the incredible work of volunteers, nonprofits, service members, and community leaders who have embodied the spirit of kindness to give back to communities across the country. Through the Kindhearted Cities index, we can better understand what it is that drives action, change, and impact—and show others how to make a difference. We are beyond thrilled to see six California cities recognized for their efforts, the most of any state.

Topics: press release government inspiration local volunteering
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2022 Kindhearted Cities Index: Where Does Your City Rank?

By Ben Chutz on February 14, 2022

 

Topics: press release
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5 Ways to Help Others on #MLK Day

By Darcy Hughes on January 13, 2022

Photo Credit: The Seattle Times

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”In the past two years, the need has been immense for every cause area: from food security to homelessness —education to mental health. Meanwhile, the threat of the virus has prevented volunteerism from returning to its pre-pandemic highs. This year, we can change that.

Topics: inspiration advocacy
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Our Top Blog Posts of 2021 to Inspire Your Community-Building Resolutions in 2022

By Darcy Hughes on December 30, 2021

This year, within our country and our communities, we have witnessed immense social challenges and incredible acts of kindness. Building kind, inclusive, and thriving communities is an intentional process that any individual can contribute to in a meaningful way. As you plan for the new year and make community-building resolutions, this list of our Top Blogs of 2021 can help inspire you.

Topics: inspiration
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Drum Roll Please! Announcing the 2021 #GiveTimeSweepstakes Winners.

By Darcy Hughes on December 27, 2021

As part of our givetime campaign with U.S. Bank, we are spotlighting a few of the nonprofit organizations that won free VolunteerMatch membership for a year. If you are looking for ways to give time now and into 2022, consider supporting one of these incredible causes. 

Plus, check out even more ideas at the end of the post!

Topics: csr
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Gift Guide for Good: 10 Easy Ways to Be Kind to Yourself and Others

By Erin Halley on December 15, 2021

Many of us are looking for safer ways to give some kindness to others this holiday season as we see the increasing need to support our communities and the rise of the Omicron variant. Giving to others in any form — from cards to meals to a sympathetic ear — shows people they’re cared for. Here are 10 simple ways to be a force for kindness.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration disaster relief advocacy local volunteering
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9 Resources to Help You through the Uncertainty of Omicron

By Darcy Hughes on December 7, 2021

With the recent discovery of the Omicron variant, you may be looking for ways to navigate through this latest uncertainty. We are continuing to provide several resources to help you overcome the challenges you are facing. Here are 9 resources to support you during this time.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering volunteer engagement corporate volunteering
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VolunteerMatch Partners with GivingTuesday and U.S. Bank

By VolunteerMatch on November 23, 2021

To Provide More Ways to Give Back on GivingTuesday

 

OAKLAND, Calif., November 23, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, is partnering with GivingTuesday and U.S. Bank to offer even more ways for people to give back on GivingTuesday. 

Topics: press release
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10 ways to volunteer as a family

By Darcy Hughes on November 23, 2021

We’re joining forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to give time in honor of #GivingTuesday, and you’re invited!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, your wallet may be feeling a little thin by the time GivingTuesday rolls around, so we want to help you find ways to give time and help make #CommunityPossible.

This year, we’re focusing on what’s near and dear to so many of us during the holidays — community.

Topics: inspiration