Sandra’s Story: Volunteer ESL Tutor

06. October 2015 Inspiration 0
Meet Sandra. Sandra always thought about volunteering. But she also thought she didn’t have the time. After she found Hamilton Family Center through a search on VolunteerMatch, she realized just how easy it could be. Now, she looks forward to her weekly tutoring sessions, in which she teaches kids ESL (English as a second language). “When ...

Louise’s Story: Animal Welfare Volunteer

09. September 2015 Inspiration 0
Meet Louise. Louise knew she wanted to volunteer, but didn’t know where. A VolunteerMatch search led her to CuriOdyssey, a wildlife center she had visited the previous year. With her background in science education for children and her love of animals, it was a perfect match. Now, she enjoys keeping the animals happy and safe ...

Hannah’s Story: Volunteer Yoga Instructor

12. August 2015 Inspiration 0
Meet Hannah. Hannah grew up with volunteering. However, it wasn’t until she started volunteering with Mercy Housing that she realized how truly enjoyable it could be. Using VolunteerMatch, she found an opportunity that perfectly fits her skills and passions – teaching a weekly chair yoga class to low-income seniors. At VolunteerMatch, we make it easy for ...

3 Good People, 3 Good Causes, 3 Perfect Matches

A senior trying yoga for the first time. A bobcat that can’t go back into the wild being cared for. A brother and sister strengthening their English skills after school.  These vastly different activities have one thing in common. They’re made possible by the passion of volunteers.  At VolunteerMatch, we make it easy for good ...

A Path for Change Appears – The Business Angle

Guest post by Kori Reed, vice president, Cause & Foundation, ConAgra Foods “Have courage and be kind.” This is the mom wisdom from the 2015 Disney adaptation of the famous Cinderella story, and is, in essence, the theme of the movie. As Washington Post Express film reporter Kristen Page-Kirby wrote, “What ‘Cinderella’ shows is that ...

Celebrate the Fun Side of Volunteering with #FestiVOL15

Employee volunteer programs have a myriad of benefits. One of the top, and often overlooked, benefits? They’re fun. This National Volunteer Week (April 12-18, 2015), VolunteerMatch is celebrating the fun side of volunteering with our second annual FestiVOL. Time to put on those party hats, dig out those noisemakers, and shout with us, “Volunteering is AWESOME!” ...