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Websites like createthegood.org and volunteermatch.org are good resources for volunteer opportunities, and check out idealist.org for paid opportunities.
"With VolunteerMatch’s mobile app, members of your community can find or share volunteer opportunities at your organization via any mobile device."
"Find a great place to volunteer at volunteermatch.org. Make a difference and connect with others in your community with this iPhone app."
"There are countless ways to lend a hand, so find one that feels right to you or visit www.volunteermatch.org for ideas."
The simplest way to volunteer? Become a “virtual volunteer,” meaning you volunteer from your home or office.
"Whatever your interests, you can find a way to get your warm and fuzzies on at volunteermatch.org."
"Everywhere you turn in the VolunteerMatch office, there is a dashboard on the wall."
"Search for a variety of opportunities nationwide on VolunteerMatch. Use their advanced search and click on 'great for 55+.'"
"VolunteerMatch takes away the barriers and allows users to match their skills and available time to the needs in their communities."
"We are just getting rolling," says Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch.org. "There is no doubt in our experience that corporations are taking their employee engagement strategies more seriously, and they are using technology to make it smarter and
"We all see problems in our communities, but what we don’t always recognize is that we have the power to change those problems and make them better,” says Robert Rosenthal, spokesperson for VolunteerMatch.org.
"On VolunteerMatch.org, there are currently more than 5,000 listings from organizations seeking assistance with creating or updating their website."
"The best thing you can do to actually get started is to volunteer."
"Even if your schedule is a bit crazy, volunteering in your field is another great way to keep your job skills fresh and up to date...[Search] VolunteerMatch.org to find opportunities that fit around your schedule."
"Since 2007, the organization has doubled its impact, facilitating more than 620,000 volunteer connections in 2011."
"[Giving back] is such an important principle in Reboot’s Sabbath Manifesto that for the National Day of Unplugging they’ve partnered with the online service VolunteerMatch to help participants connect to local organizations..."
"Sure, take a breather after a busy career. But then reengage in something."
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"Using the free app, volunteers can find opportunities near them, read reviews from other volunteers and invite friends and family to come along."
"VolunteerMatch.org will connect you with a charity specializing in a cause close to your heart. They have already connected almost 6 million people to charities that need volunteers."
The United Way and VolunteerMatch have extensive databases...
"The last thing that a nonprofit needs is a bunch of people coming to work there that secretly hope they'll get a full-time job," said Robert Rosenthal, director of communications at VolunteerMatch.
"We do see a lot of traffic just before Christmas Eve," said Robert Rosenthal, director of communications for the San Francisco-based nonprofit. “Then things go into what we call our doldrums.”
There will be a continued growth in employee-engagement programs. If the economy continues to falter, we will see corporations supporting NGOs and nonprofits via employee volunteer programs rather than writing checks.
VolunteerMatch's Robert Rosenthal and Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits.org, explain how their organizations help people find volunteer opportunities and nonprofits that match their interests
"If you can't give money this holiday season, VolunteerMatch is a great way to find out where you can give of an often more-precious resource: your time."
"If you're a writer, perhaps you can help pen grant letters. If you're a computer tech, try upgrading a nonprofit's server.
"From what we see, the motivation to volunteer is very seldom to get ahead," said Greg Baldwin. "The motivation is the desire to give back..."
"The therapeutic benefits of helping others have long been recognized by everyday people."
VolunteerMatch's Robert Rosenthal speaks with Alison Fine as part of her podcast series for The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
"Greg Baldwin, president of the nonprofit VolunteerMatch, which helps people find ways to donate their time, says he is glad to see volunteer skills getting so much visibility on the popular career-networking site."
"VolunteerMatch, an online search engine, reports surges of activity at the end of semesters, as kids race to get their hours."
"Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch in San Francisco, Calif., said there has been an uptick in corporations encouraging volunteering. 'We have seen corporations making it easier to manage their volunteer programs,' said Baldwin. 'Some 44 percent of
"VolunteerMatch, allows users to search by ZIP code for local volunteer opportunities. A nonprofit organization, VolunteerMatch is used as a recruitment tool by almost 74,000 nonprofits."
"Tipping Point analyzes what's holding a nonprofit back, then uses its connections at places such as Charles Schwab, Hewlett-Packard and VolunteerMatch to provide executive coaching, better computer programs, legal expertise, strategic planning and market
"VolunteerMatch.org connects those who want to give back with those who have an immediate need for help. Simply enter "pets" and your city for a list of opportunities near you."
"VolunteerMatch: Connect with charities and other nonprofit organizations that need your money, your effort or your time. This search engine is used as a recruitment tool by over 78,000 nonprofit organizations..."
"When I sent an application in to volunteer, I was contacted by the organization in a matter of hours."
"Your reservations about traditional volunteering gigs might have included concerns like 'I don’t have time for a regular commitment' ...these days, thanks to online listings like VolunteerMatch.org, you can sign up for one event at a time."
"Need more ideas? Visit VolunteerMatch.org ... where by entering your ZIP code, you can search for opportunities."
"The term “charity date” may have unpleasant connotations, but giving time at a soup kitchen or weeding a neighborhood garden can be great fun.... Log onto www.volunteermatch.org for opportunities in your city."
"Although they come from different lifestyles and different parts of the country, these Americans are connected by a common thread -- they all want to make a difference. They are not alone."
"There are dozens of opportunities to build your community service resume or try out a career. Check the local volunteer boards like www.volunteermatch.org..."
"Look online: VolunteerMatch is an online matching service for opportunities and interested volunteers. A quick search on all opportunities good for teens within 20 miles of my hometown of Minneapolis brought up 600 different opportunities."
"Even with the busiest of schedules there is time at least once a month that you can take an hour or two to volunteer. Google will help you find an opportunity in your area, as well as www.volunteermatch.org."
"Suppose you have more than one thing that you truly would love to do…So find a way to combine the two. For example, if you love kids and are great at arts and crafts, visit your local children’s hospital and offer to lead art activities for young patien
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