Updated 8/15/18 for relevancy.
How can we make it easier for good people and good causes to connect?
That’s the question VolunteerMatch is always seeking to answer. Whether we’re addressing our volunteer, nonprofit or corporate audience, VolunteerMatch always aims to make volunteering as easy as possible.
That’s why we’d like to tell you about our API, or application programming interface. With our APIs, you can incorporate our extensive listings directly into your website or application, customizing the VolunteerMatch search engine to suit your specific needs.
That way, individuals can search for volunteer opportunities or organizations without having to visit a third-party site. They can discover good causes without leaving your website or application.
It’s a great way to increase the effectiveness of your Employee Volunteer Program, or simply promote volunteerism in your community.
For example, a major healthcare corporation can display nationwide volunteer opportunities in hospitals or hospices. A municipal website could show local opportunities within their city. A mommy blogger can show volunteer projects that pertain to families.
With our API, you’ll design, develop and maintain the User Interface and User Experience for your site. As the user searches for opportunities, VolunteerMatch data will be integrated with your other pages and design elements. Once the user decides to seek more information on a listing, they will be directed to that page on www.volunteermatch.org, where they can see more information, create an account and complete their connection.
Our Commercial-Use API is a fee-based option with extended capabilities, including completing the referral loop, hours tracking, and access to data points from the VolunteerMatch Network. This makes it easier for individuals, companies, nonprofits, schools and government entities to access our opportunities.
API’s help all of us expand the possibilities of service, improve accessibility and encourage innovation. Which, after all, is what we’re aiming for here.
If you’re interested in learning more, please visit Network Integration.