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3 Ways to Celebrate and Engage Volunteers this GivingTuesday

By VolunteerMatch on November 15, 2021

This is a guest post from GivingTuesday.

The 10th annual GivingTuesday celebration takes place on November 30 this year. People all over the world will come together to give their time, voice, kindness, power, skills, expertise, and resources. GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity to complement your organization’s year-end efforts by using the day to engage your volunteers.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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3 Easy Ways to Include Giving Back in Your Holiday Parties

By Erin Halley on October 28, 2021

It’s the end of October, and we’re getting really close to the holiday season. You may have already started planning your holiday parties for your organization, for your friends and family, or both. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, there’s never been a better time to uplift your communities. Here are 3 simple ways you can incorporate giving back into your holiday parties this year that can be done in-person or virtually.

Topics: skills-based volunteering food insecurity inspiration local volunteering
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12 Ways to Support More Diverse Communities and Workplaces

By Erin Halley on October 6, 2021

Each of us has the power to create more compassionate and inclusive communities in different aspects of our lives whether at home, school, work, or in our neighborhood. October provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate diversity, learn more about each other, and strengthen our communities by giving back. Explore 12 ways you can do just that!

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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7 Simple Ways to Take Action During Climate Action Week and Beyond!

By Erin Halley on September 21, 2021

Climate change impacts us all. The fires, drought, and floods that we are seeing across the country are all being driven by the warming of our planet. The scientific community is attributing the increasing temperatures globally to these disastrous events all over the world with increasingly negative implications on the economy and society, such as the loss of billions of working hours because of excessive heat. In fact, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) spanning from 1970-2019, these types of disasters have gone up 5 times during this 50 year span, in which climate change is one of the contributing factors. 

It’s time to take action. You can make a difference with small steps. This week is Climate Action Week, 9/20-9/25. We're so excited to be partnering with California Volunteers, Office of the Governor — the team leading the way nationally around mobilizing volunteers in the state with Climate Action Corps. Each of us has the power to drive change. Here are 7 simple things you can do to combat climate change wherever you live.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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Climate Action Week. Small Actions Drive Change.

By Erin Halley on September 16, 2021

As part of Climate Action Week from 9/20-9/25, we’re excited to be partnering with California Volunteers, Office of the Governor — the team leading the mobilization of volunteers across the state and setting a tone for state-led climate volunteer corps nationally.  This dedicated group will be highlighting valuable resources and tools with simple actions every one of us can take to help tackle climate change. Laura Plato, Chief Solutions Officer at VolunteerMatch, sat down with Josh Fryday, Chief Service Officer for California Volunteers, to learn more about what California Volunteers is doing next week and beyond to combat this crisis. Watch the interview below or read the transcript to see why it’s important and what actions you can take now and during Climate Action Week.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration advocacy local volunteering
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8 Ways to Honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by Giving Back

By Erin Halley on September 9, 2021

This 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time to pause and remember those who lost their lives in the 2001 tragedy, and to honor their memories by coming together to do good as a nation. From volunteering, supporting charities through donations of goods or cash, and simply by being kind to others, there are many ways to get involved.

Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration disaster relief local volunteering
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18 Ways to Take Care of Yourself and Others This Mental Health Awareness Month

By Erin Halley on May 5, 2021

So much has happened in 2020 and now into 2021 where we have faced new challenges, less connection, and larger division, which is impacting how we feel. With May being Mental Health Awareness month, it gives us the time to shift our focus to our own wellness and those around us whether at home, at work, or in our communities. Here are 18 ways to inspire you to do just that.

Topics: virtual volunteering csr inspiration corporate volunteering lgbtq+ youth volunteering local volunteering
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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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VolunteerMatch Launches Guides in Apple Maps in Major Metro Areas to Help Activate 100MM Volunteers

By Erin Halley on January 15, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., January 15, 2021 – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network with the most volunteer opportunities, today announced the launch of new community-based Guides in Apple Maps to easily find great places to volunteer. Available in 11 major metropolitan areas, VolunteerMatch Guides feature local in-person and virtual service opportunities in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC, and other major cities.

Topics: press release virtual volunteering youth volunteering local volunteering

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