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Join the Movement to Activate 100MM Volunteers...Plus, 8 Ways You Can Build a Kinder World

By Laura Plato on January 6, 2021

"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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#GiveTime Now and into 2021

By Erin Halley on December 30, 2020

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!

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In 2020, You Sparked Kindness. In 2021, Let’s Create an Even Kinder Future.

By Laura Plato on December 29, 2020

Almost one year ago, I wrote the first blog post of 2020 to kick off MLK Day and what we were confident would be a powerful year of grassroots service across our VolunteerMatch community. We hoped to inspire others and make it even easier and more accessible to get out into volunteer service in the new year than ever before.

Topics: covid19 inspiration
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7 Simple Ways to Give Back to Celebrate the Holidays and Bring in 2021

By Erin Halley on December 17, 2020

With the holidays fast approaching, let’s take some time to celebrate with our communities and share some joy. Whether you’re looking to be of service, enjoy a virtual concert, or watch an inspirational film, here are 7 simple things you can do to share some kindness as we ring in 2021.

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Gift Guide for Good: 10 Easy Ways to Give Kindness to Yourself and Others

By Erin Halley on December 10, 2020

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. Giving to others in any form — from cards to meals to a sympathetic ear — shows people they’re cared for. What are some easy ways to give some kindness to others this holiday season? Here are 10 simple ideas to give back virtually during the holiday season.

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International Volunteer Day

By Sarah Hayes on December 4, 2020

December 5 marks the 35th anniversary of International Volunteer Day, established by the United Nations. The resolution recognized the role of volunteer service in “making an important contribution to socio-economic development activities” and “the desirability of stimulating the work of all volunteers both in the field and in organizations, and of giving encouragement to those volunteers, many of whom engage in volunteer service at considerable personal sacrifice”. Governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other stakeholders were invited to observe the work of volunteers on this day each year.

Topics: inspiration advocacy
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10 ways to volunteer as a family

By Darcy Hughes on November 23, 2020

We’re joining forces with U.S. Bank to inspire good people to #GiveTime 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 #GiveTime 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
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5 easy ways to volunteer – virtually

By Darcy Hughes on November 23, 2020

With all the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, it can be easy to let our good intentions to volunteer fall by the wayside. Volunteering doesn’t have to feel like an extra task on your never-ending to-do list. From small tasks to larger projects, finding ways to get involved is easier than you might think. #GiveTime this #GivingTuesday to help share joy in communities across the country.

Topics: virtual volunteering
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Ready to Shine Your Light This Holiday Season?

By Laura Plato on November 19, 2020

Music moves the human heart like no other force I know.

Just a few notes of a song have the power to lift us up when we’re feeling down, make us feel closer when we’re apart, and inspire us to boldly try new things we’ve been afraid to even dare to dream about.

Topics: inspiration
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The Antidote Is the Change That We Want to Be In This World: Join VolunteerMatch’s Upcoming Special Screenings

By VolunteerMatch on October 20, 2020

 

Oakland, CA – October 19, 2020 So many of us have been asking this year what will it take to make things sustainably better in this country? The Academy Award-nominated and multi-Emmy Award-winning team of Kahane Cooperman and John Hoffman, respectively, believe they have the answer in their upcoming film, The Antidote. VolunteerMatch is excited and honored to partner with them to help this documentary drive a national conversation about the roles that kindness, decency, compassion, and respect play in a civilized, democratic society.

Topics: covid19 press release

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