Research

Learning Materials

Take a look at some recent research around volunteer recruitment and management, including our very own. Read how volunteers are getting involved, how nonprofits are finding them, and their experiences using the VolunteerMatch service. Also take a look at some national research around capacity and volunteer management.

UnitedHealthcare® / VolunteerMatch Do Good Live Well Study

What are the physical and mental health benefits of volunteering? Are those who serve happier and healthier than those who don't? What are their attitudes toward workplace volunteering? In order to educate the public about volunteering and its associated benefits, UnitedHealthcare® partnered with VolunteerMatch to gather insights on the power of volunteering on personal well-being.

Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund Volunteerism and Charitable Giving in 2009

Americans who volunteer their time and skills to nonprofit organizations donate an average of 10 times more money to charity than people who don't volunteer, according to this study from Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and VolunteerMatch.

United We Serve - Summer of Service: VolunteerMatch Impact Briefing

VolunteerMatch was one of many organizations supporting the Obama administration's 2009 United We Serve - Summer of Service campaign. This impact briefing reports on activity in the VolunteerMatch network.

Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering

This 2007 VolunteerMatch report, presented by MetLife Foundation, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of the 55-plus volunteer demographic.

How the Internet Has Changed Volunteer Recruiting

Based on findings from a recent VolunteerMatch user study, this paper examines the significant role the Internet has played in nonprofit volunteer recruiting efforts.

VolunteerMatch 2006 User Feedback Study

Read how volunteers are getting involved, how nonprofits recruit volunteers, and their experiences using the VolunteerMatch service. In partnership with Peter D. Hart Research Associates, we surveyed our volunteers and nonprofits and compiled the results.

Volunteer Management Capacity Study, 2003

The Corporation for National Service, the UPS Foundation, and the USA Freedom Corps commissioned a national study to gain an understanding of the current state of volunteer management in charities and congregations. The study, conducted in the fall of 2003 by the Urban Institute, was designed to assess the capacity of the nonprofit sector to engage volunteers in a way that provides the greatest possible impact and to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Industry News and Updates

If you're looking for information on VolunteerMatch and the nonprofit sector, we have the materials to help. Take a look at our growing library – we're always adding more.

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