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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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Ten Inspirational Quotes to Uplift and Inspire Us into Action this Black History Month

By Abelard Lormond on February 16, 2021

Written by Abelard Lormond

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.

Throughout the years, and even today, many people have displayed their acknowledgement for the unique injustices faced by African-Americans and sought to create a more equitable society for all. Some have taken physical action, while others have used the power of their words. Today, we take a look at some empowering quotes from 10 of these inspirational, quotable people. 

Topics: inspiration
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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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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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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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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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VolunteerMatch Celebrates National Voter Registration Day with Launch of New Election-Related Volunteering Website

By Ben Chutz on September 23, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif., September 23, 2020 — VolunteerMatch, the world’s largest volunteer engagement network, has launched a new website designed to make election-related volunteering more accessible. Nonprofits including Turnout Nation, Open Progress, and Civic Works are featured, each of which offer volunteer actions that can be performed virtually via computer, phone, and mail.

Topics: covid19 press release virtual volunteering inspiration
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13 Good Deeds To Do in September in Remembrance of 9/11

By Erin Halley on September 8, 2020

For the entire month of September, in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we’re joining together with 911day.org to encourage all our colleagues and neighbors to make a difference.

Topics: inspiration

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