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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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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 and Newwave Foundation’s “Money Talk$” Panel

By VolunteerMatch on February 17, 2021

Written by: Abelard Lormond

VolunteerMatch and the Newwave Foundation are hosting the first of webinar series, "Money Talk$" focused on developing financial wellness and bridging the information gap for communities of color left behind by current educational practices. This need is particularly urgent within the Black community where, according to a 2020 study on the Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index), only 38% of African Americans were able to correctly answer a financial literacy questionnaire, compared to 55% of white respondents.

Topics: inspiration advocacy
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VolunteerMatch Adds Nine New Cities to Apple Maps Guides

By VolunteerMatch on February 11, 2021

Thousands of volunteer opportunities available in support of healthier communities during American Heart Month


OAKLAND, Calif., February 11, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, today announced the release of 9 additional community-based Guides in Apple Maps. Residents and visitors in Austin, DenverMinneapolis, Portland, and Nashville can now use the Maps app to identify meaningful places to volunteer in-person and virtually.

Topics: covid19 press release virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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13 Ways to Celebrate and Honor Black History Month

By Darcy Hughes on February 4, 2021

Black History Month in February is a great time to celebrate, honor, recognize, and delve deeper into Black history. Here are 13 things you can do to celebrate Black History Month to expand your knowledge, share with others, and get involved in your communities.

Topics: covid19 virtual volunteering food insecurity inspiration advocacy youth volunteering
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VolunteerMatch Launches Art-as-Advocacy Match Studio Collaborative; Issues Call for Artists

By VolunteerMatch on January 19, 2021

As part of its MLK Day 2021 community activations, VolunteerMatch announces the launch of the Match Studio Collaborative.

Topics: press release advocacy fundraising
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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