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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 and Newwave Foundation Launch “Money Talk$” Financial Empowerment Educational Series for BIPOC Youth

By VolunteerMatch on February 2, 2021

OAKLAND, Calif., February 2, 2021 — VolunteerMatch and Newwave Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of their new financial literacy educational series, “Money Talk$”.

The series plays a role in 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. 

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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.

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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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Today's Young People Are Transforming Giving Back: Mobilizing 25,000 Hours of Volunteer Service

By VolunteerMatch on January 6, 2021

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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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Successfully Recruit, Engage, and Retain Volunteers During a Pandemic

By VolunteerMatch on October 14, 2020

 

Oakland, CA – October 13, 2020 COVID-19’s impact on volunteering challenges nonprofits, individuals, and companies to find ways to continue to serve communities in need. VolunteerMatch has spent the last seven months researching across sectors what these challenges are, creating ways to overcome them, and designing a webinar premiering on October 29, 2020 to help us all pivot so that service continues as seamlessly as possible.

Topics: covid19 press release virtual volunteering
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Celebrate with VolunteerMatch and VolunteerPro at the Launch Party for Season 2 of Their Time + Talent Podcast: Pivoting Volunteer Management During a Pandemic

By VolunteerMatch on September 29, 2020

Oakland, CA – September 28, 2020 Volunteers are the heartbeat of serving people and spaces in need. The pandemic is not only requiring nonprofits to pivot from traditional ways of gathering, assigning, and recognizing volunteers, it is revealing to them beneficially alternative approaches to service that many will keep once COVID-19 is no longer a crisis. 

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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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VolunteerMatch Launches #WeHeartHelpers in Honor of National Volunteer Week

By Erin Halley on April 21, 2020

VolunteerMatch is excited to announce a week’s worth of activities to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 19-25.

In an era of social distancing, VolunteerMatch is leveraging its website and social media channels to highlight helpers who are the heart and soul of our communities.

Topics: covid19 press release National Volunteer Week

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