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Research shows taking action eases stress, keeps you from feeling alone in this fall-out, and make you happier
Traveling for a volunteer project? You may be eligible for a free hostel stay thanks to Hostelling International USA's Great Hostel Give Back.
If you need some inspiration, VolunteerMatch makes it easy to search more than 100,000 volunteer opportunities across 29 different categories
Skills-based volunteering builds and demonstrates your abilities to collaborate and communicate, show initiative, solve problems and provide leadership.
Volunteering for as little as 2.5 hours per week can boost your physical health, a new study suggests.
Data show cognitive benefits with as little as 2 to 2-1/2 hours of volunteering each week, on average.
For two decades, the nonprofit has helped 13.5 million volunteers find meaningful ways to make a difference.
The Las Vegas Weekly's comprehensive guide to getting involved. If you’ve ever desired to manifest your inner activist—or merely maintain the health of our civilization—this how-to package is for you.
Finance professionals use VolunteerMatch to help causes near to their hearts while sharpening their skills and improving their résumés.
Here’s how to leverage your knowledge of a second language to give back to your community.
Many people would like to contribute to nonprofits and other charitable organizations, but not everyone has the extra money to spare. Luckily, VolunteerMatch exists to help motivated people find ways to contribute their time instead.
Marci Alboher is the vice president of Encore.org, a nonprofit that encourages baby boomers to use their skills and experience to help their communities. Here's what she has to say about making your golden years truly meaningful.
If you're not already connected with a good organization, consider using VolunteerMatch to find the right fit that will best utilize your skills, time, and interests.
If you’re volunteering this season, you may not expect anything in return—but you’re getting better health as a perk.
There are a lot of great reasons to volunteer. But do you also know the research behind the health benefits of volunteering?
Use the holiday to to think about where you can really be effective and make a real commitment. Remember, charities are open year-round.
Ready to fulfill that long-held desire to volunteer but not sure how to start? VolunteerMatch can help you with the daunting task of vetting thousands of organizations.
If you have a hammer and a knack for nailing, someone needs your help! No matter your skill or talent, there are ways to use it all over this land.
Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of Service program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe.
Insurance company Highmark Health subscribed to VolunteerMatch so its employees could more easily find projects that need their help and that fit their personal interests.
Seniors who participate in community service programs experience significant health and wellness benefits as well as a greater sense of purpose and productivity.
If you have a favorite cause or activity, we guarantee you can find a way to volunteer that will make a big difference in your life — and someone else's.
If you have a favorite cause or activity, we guarantee you can find a way to volunteer that will make a big difference in your life — and someone else's.
Two websites that cover multiple aspects of volunteer/nonprofit organizations, especially beyond financial statements and tax forms, are VolunteerMatch and the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance.
If you were recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, you probably have a lot of questions about what your immediate future holds.
Volunteer with organizations working to close the pay gap.
Here are 12 key moves to make—from early in your career to your departure from the office—to turn your early-retirement dream into reality.
If you only visit the Library to check-out books or DVDs, you’re missing a huge part of what Santa Monica Public Library has to offer.
March 8 may be International Women’s Day, but women can benefit from your volunteered time, effort, and skills any day of the year.
Want to change things? End hunger, close the racial gap, address the immigrants' plight? Here’s a great first step.
Make volunteering a regular part of your schedule by finding an organization that matches your location and interests.
VolunteerMatch set a single-day record with more than 72,355 unique visitors on January 24, four days after the new president was inaugurated.
In less than three years, a Bexley student has collected more than 27,000 titles for families in need.
Volunteering isn't just about serving others, it's also about making sure the organizations that are important to you can continue to serve others.
Causecast recently partnered with VolunteerMatch to help better connect our clients and their employees to the causes that matter most to them.
Studies show that volunteering reduces stress and helps us live longer.
Did you know that San Francisco is home to 8,000 homeless people...and that nearly 70 percent of homeless don't even eat on a daily basis?
When someone asks what you do all day, here’s what to say.
After the holidays, it's always the time to figure out how to better yourself. Find a goal. Shoot for the stars. Learn a new skill.
Whatever the cause may be, Dallas has family members in need, so check out VolunteerMatch.org to find opportunities to help your Dallas family.
Here are some of the many ways you can help nonprofit groups in your community.
Customers are more likely to frequent a locally minded business than one solely focused on profits.
Here are five easy ways you and your small business can make a difference this holiday season.
Giving back in meaningful ways doesn't have to break the bank.
This time of year goes hand in hand with giving back, and many people express an interest in volunteering.
Businesses, individuals thanked for helping students in special programs progress to next step.
Meet Erin Hogeboom, one of the speakers behind VolunteerMatch's upcoming VM Summit.
VolunteerMatch brings people together under a common cause. On this site, you can search for a volunteer event and a chance to meet new people while serving your community.
We’ve mentioned how The VolunteerMatch Network is the largest of its kind, and we’ve talked about why it’s an integral part of a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. But what exactly is The VolunteerMatch Network?
Answer these two questions to find out if attending VM Summit 16 makes sense for you.
VolunteerMatch and YourCause LLC, provider of CSRconnect Employee Engagement and Enterprise Philanthropic Platform, announced a partnership that gives YourCause clients the option to add VolunteerMatch's network to their suite of CSR management tools. Lea
You don’t have to have a lot of time or money to help make the world a better place. It can be as simple as surprising someone with a few kind words, holding the door for a stranger or letting someone who is in a hurry go first. Want to do more? We’ve got
The Civic 50 describes itself as “an initiative to identify the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation.” But what does the term “community-minded” mean? Learn more about The Civic 50 by downloading the report.
Nearly a third of women in the workforce take a pause in their career at some point — often to start a family or because of childcare issues — but fewer than half of those women return to full-time, mainstream jobs.
Funded by Time Warner Cable, this new partnership between VolunteerMatch and The Connectory provides 100 organizations across the nation with free tools to help recruit volunteers most passionate about their mission.
An obvious way to get more involved with a cause or organization that you care about is to seek volunteer opportunities. If you aren’t already plugged in, one of the best sites for finding those is VolunteerMatch.
Fun ways to exercise altruism — and maybe even get fitter and healthier while you're at it.
VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin outlines the importance of investing in platforms like us, so we can continue to make volunteer recruitment and management more effective in the 21st century.
Pick up skills by volunteering at a nonprofit or an industry group. You can use a site like VolunteerMatch.org to find local opportunities in the type of work that you want to gain expertise in.
Nine tips on how to give your time and get back joy by finding a volunteer gig that works for you.
You can be a trailblazer by promoting community involvement, which is a great way for older adults to stay connected, and there are many accessible ways to become involved:
Virtual clearing houses connect would-be volunteers with organizations in need of help.
Help your mom's favorite worthy cause by looking it up on a website like VolunteerMatch.org and see what you can do to help.
Here’s how to start preparing for a retirement job while working full time.
There are 267 Earth Day volunteer events nationwide, according to VolunteerMatch. Each volunteer opportunity has different age recommendations, so check your options before registering.
Causecast partner VolunteerMatch uses a zip code locator to allow users to search by zip code for volunteer opportunities throughout the U.S.
The VolunteerMatch API allows developers to add volunteer content, search, and registration to their online systems.
VolunteerMatch is another site with an enormous data base of non-profit volunteer opportunities. It is a huge way for teens to get involved.
Keep your skills up to date by using them. Nonprofits are always looking for skilled volunteers and board members to help out. Try a site like VolunteerMatch to find a group that fits your interests.
If there’s an organization whose mission calls to you, raise your hand. To find organizations where you might get involved, check out web sites such as VolunteerMatch.
Spread the Galentine's Day love to women everywhere. Check out VolunteerMatch to see where you and your friends can be most useful this weekend, and then spend the day giving back to your community.
You can look at online resources such as VolunteerMatch, which is a free resource students can use to search from thousands of opportunities at different organizations that match their interests.
If you want to focus on giving, you might incorporate these things into your daily routine: search VolunteerMatch for worthy non-profit organizations that could use your help.
Check out the VolunteerMatch website, including their optional notification emails when events come up that fit your interests.
Causecast is the first CSR platform to take advantage of VolunteerMatch’s Network Access Provider program to allow its customers and their employees to access the entire VolunteerMatch network seamlessly within their application.
Founder and CEO of Causecast discusses how much easier it is for people to give back through partnership with VolunteerMatch.
Thanks to technology, you can lend a helping hand without ever leaving your home. Not sure where to start? Check out VolunteerMatch.
If you're an avid reader and writer, volunteering for a literary organization is the perfect gig. And if you don't see one that works for you here? VolunteerMatch.org is a great resource to help you find the perfect placement.
Want to devote your free time to something other than Buzzfeed? Try VolunteerMatch, which finds volunteering opportunities that fit your interests.
Now, there is a new way for volunteers to connect with nonprofits, thanks to a new partnership between VolutneerMatch and Twilio. Simply text your zip code to (314) 282-8630 and you will instantly receive a reply with volunteer opportunities in your area.
Unusual Bay Area volunteer opportunities.
Instead of donating money, considering sharing your time. If you're interested in volunteering but don't know where to start, try VolunteerMatch to find opportunities in your area and organizations in need.
The awesome thing about volunteering is that you can take part in it as much as your schedule allows. If you're not sure where to start, check out VolunteerMatch.
The holiday season causes many to open their hearts. But some don't put away the spirit of the season when they pack away the Christmas ornaments. They give year-round.
Volunteering can keep your skills current, allow you to network and get your foot in the door at a future workplace. Search for prospects at VolunteerMatch.
You might not have the surplus funds to support all of your favorite charitable causes once you retire, but in retirement you will have the time to support those causes as a volunteer. Websites like VolunteerMatch can help you find volunteer opportunities
Volunteering is another wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Gather your friends and family together and donate your time at a soup kitchen. Here are more holiday volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.
There are several organizations dedicated to matching older adults with volunteer opportunities that are both worthy of contributions and are a good fit for the individual volunteer’s skills and interests.
Join the ranks of the hundreds of thousands of "givers" out there this holiday season. Here are some tips for stretching your year-end charitable donations and other philanthropic efforts.
Try VolunteerMatch to find many opportunities to volunteer at a nonprofit near you.
Greg Baldwin, president of the San Francisco-based VolunteerMatch, discusses the number of connections made on VolunteerMatch.
Many children correlate the holiday season as “‘Tis the Season for Getting,” but we strive to teach our children “‘Tis the Season of Giving.”
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ConAgra Foods Foundation convenes experts to launch first-of-its kind tool with goal of 500,000 service hours, promoting strategic volunteerism as a way to impact U.S. hunger.
Looking for a way to give back during the holidays? There are apps and websites to help.
There's no better way to give back during the holidays than by participating in a local food drive or soup kitchen. Check VolunteerMatch for events going on in your area.
To find out about volunteer opportunities, contact your local animal shelter or do a search on VolunteerMatch.org.
VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin talks about what he calls the “engagement gap” in volunteering.
A variety of technology innovations can help you not only research various charities but also carry out your transactions, whether you are donating money or services.
Get started as a volunteer at a nonprofit. This unpaid work can help you build the skills you need. Search for prospects through sites like VolunteerMatch.
Give back to your community. Work in a soup kitchen. Donate to a food bank. Help someone learn to read. And get the whole family involved if you can. Use a site like VolunteerMatch to find opportunities in your area.
Taking on an internship in a business environment is one form of volunteering but older adults may also consider providing time and expertise to a nonprofit organization. VolunteerMatch is a great place to find the right opportunity for you.
Based in San Francisco, VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people to find good causes.
Having seen a posting on VolunteerMatch, Jackie Lemke and Yuleeka Hayashi came from Woodinville to help with park improvements.
Research shows that some of the happiest people report doing a common activity — donating their time to help others. To find volunteer opportunities that are a fit for you, visit VolunteerMatch.
The digital age has brought with it a new wave of volunteerism, one where charitable professionals can make a difference from the comfort of their offices.
One of the best ways to cultivate yourself as a person is also one of the most rewarding hobbies: Volunteering your time and skills to charity. Head over to VolunteerMatch to find causes and events near you.
We get great feedback from people who found volunteering to be as social as well as personally rewarding: VolunteerMatch.org will find you a nonprofit group based on your interests.
Hiring managers are impressed by those who donate their time, skills. A growing number of websites try to match your skills with a volunteer project.
Giving back to a local organization close to your heart will make you feel rich without spending a dime. Use sites like VolunteerMatch.org to find a cause you’re passionate about.
Find charities who are looking for help on VolunteerMatch.
Carly Uhlir discovered the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center after finding out on VolunteerMatch that the organization was looking for help.
Volunteering is not only a great way to help others, but it can be a lot of fun and a chance to meet new friends.
Count your blessings and appreciate all the wonderful things you probably have in your life but take for granted. Volunteer some of your time to help others who are in need through websites like VolunteerMatch.
Volunteer doing something (anything) that you feel good about. Call The Center — they can always use good folks — or visit VolunteerMatch.org to see what’s going on near you that you can plug into.
Having made a great friend out of the sixth-grader she mentored into high school, Jennifer recommended the VolunteerMatch as a way for others to find their own way to give back.
Volunteering can be an effective and important teaching tool for families who want to teach their children appreciation, empathy and community. Look for volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.
Tech solutions enhance impact by making quicker and better matches in a particular market. For example, VolunteerMatch connects volunteers with causes and roles that suit them.
My advice to students: Start to map out what your summer plans will look like now. Here are a few links to summer programs.
Start your search for volunteer opportunities today by using any of the following three websites.
You don’t need to become Mother Teresa, but consider giving one afternoon a month to a local shelter or signing up for your office’s volunteer events. VolunteerMatch is another way to find opportunities near you.
For some, Martin Luther King Day is about more than sleeping in on a three-day weekend -- it's about volunteering in honor of the civil rights leader.
You can spend your day away from the office honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering in your community instead.
VolunteerMatch is a great place to look for volunteer positions that will give you transferable skills. You may be surprised at the variety of administrative and creative long-term positions that are available to you.
After her dog Malibu was attacked, the Laguna Beach community Rallied around Tracy Friedman. now she is paying it forward.
There are so many simple and gratifying ways to volunteer. VolunteerMatch allows you to narrow your search by cause, location, or by keywords. Plus, you can even volunteer virtually.
January is often a time for self-reflection, when we resolve to improve our lives in the New Year ahead. We also think about what we can do to make a difference in the world by helping people in need.
When it comes to volunteer opportunities that benefit isolated seniors, there’s no shortage of options.
"Greg Baldwin, president of the nonprofit online volunteer group VolunteerMatch, said the nonprofit sector and its ranks of volunteers are just as vulnerable to economic swings as other sectors."
"VolunteerMatch has a unique revenue model. It's a nonprofit that operates as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) company, so the lessons from its case study are very applicable to many businesses in addition to nonprofits."
"Think about the skills and passions you have and how they could be put to good use...VolunteerMatch, Catchafire, and MovingWorlds connect people with expertise to initiatives that can benefit from their skills."
"Online resources like VolunteerMatch.org...can help you find a wide variety of opportunities, filtered by location, interest and suitability for different people (for example, groups and children)."
"VolunteerMatch makes it easy. The website is organized into 29 categories ranging from community and animals to the environment and justice."
"The opportunities for physically active volunteer work in Colorado are plentiful, says Shari Tishman, director of engagement for VolunteerMatch, which is a nationwide, online volunteer-engagement network."
"An analysis by the Nonprofit Finance Fund of its Growth Capital Portfolio clients finds that philanthropic equity can deliver dramatic, ongoing benefits to nonprofits that take advantage of it as well as the communities they serve."
"In a commentary on why in 2013 the country hit a 10-year low in our volunteer rate, Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch, reminds us that the research on volunteerism shows that people volunteer less when they’re unemployed."
"Corporate volunteerism is very much on the rise and it's not just about the giving, said Shari Tishman, director of engagement for VolunteerMatch."
"Wellesley Volunteers uses the website: Volunteermatch.org to help you find opportunities in the town."
"Turn your child's passion into a project for helping others. Your youngster can join a group that offers opportunities to volunteer, such as the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts or 4-H club."
"During a pilot program, VolunteerMatch witnessed twice - and sometimes triple - the typical amount of sign-ups from interested volunteers on LinkedIn and predicted the trend will continue now that all of its skilled-volunteer listings are live on LinkedI
"VolunteerMatch is a location-based app that shows you nearby volunteer opportunities."
"If you're unemployed, try volunteering for a nonprofit organization, or do pro-bono work that keeps your skills current."
"Don’t wait till Thanksgiving to help out; spend your Saturdays volunteering. Food banks need helpers all year round (and some have extra programs to help feed hungry kids over the summer!)."
"Fill the gap period with a volunteer role. Teach classes for local students, tutor kids who have special needs, or take on another cause that you’re passionate about. Go to Volunteermatch.org and get active!"
"Of course, if you don't have a lot of money, but you do have some time, volunteering is the way to go. Perhaps selfishly, it's also probably the most gratifying way to give back."
"...Ilsen said the most important way to increase volunteering for your organization is to think strategically."
"Greg’s rise to becoming President didn’t happen overnight and required that he develop skills in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship and fundraising."
"If you're a hands-on kind of person, this is where you can find places to make an impact. The app lets you narrow volunteer opportunities by your personal interests and talents."
"The company is working with several volunteer-focused web services such as Taproot, VolunteerMatch and Catchafire to find relevant skills-based volunteer opportunities."
"'Our [goal] is to build marketplaces that make it possible for more people to make an impact in their communities,' explains spokesman Robert Rosenthal."
"Serving the community with coworkers is more powerful than it seems. It creates new opportunities for learning, cooperation and leadership, and it also helps to break down boundaries and silos."
"VolunteerMatch.org ... screening options include searching for nonprofits focused on veterans, hunger, faith-based-initiatives and the environment. Users can identify skill sets such as sports coaching, accounting or music."
"VolunteerMatch has been around for years, and seems to be hopping with activity. Check out their live map for where they’ve made referrals just in the last hour."
"Or another fantastic place to start is volunteermatch.org. You enter your location and your interests and they help set you up!"
"Many people look for ways to give back during the holiday season, but they don’t know where to start."
"Instead of jumping at the first opportunity that comes your way, do some research about what is needed in the areas that interest you. VolunteerMatch.org matches cause-driven volunteers with organizations that need them."
"Maybe you’re not looking for paid employment, but you want to help out, plus stay active this holiday season? A short-term volunteer assignment may be just the ticket for you."
"Many organizations welcome your whole family—young kids included—says Robert Rosenthal of volunteermatch.org. “If you can, it’s also great to choose a cause your kids already care about, like animals or their local park."
"Update your personal profile and VolunteerMatch will recommend local opportunities that fit your interests."
"VolunteerMatch.org can help you find local volunteering opportunities that suit you. Whether you pack food boxes for the needy, visit a nursing home or serve dinner at a soup kitchen, you'll feel good about giving back together."
"This iOS app brings the online volunteer network onto your smartphone. It has a sleek interface that will help you find great opportunities to give back near you."
"Start local. Once you know exactly how you can use volunteers, leverage your social media networks and contacts.... If you still can't find assistance, you can turn to volunteer networks online like VolunteerMatch."
"Ladoue began promoting VolunteerMatch.org in 2011 and in the past year alone has traveled 10,000 miles promoting volunteerism."
"VolunteerMatch's own research found that their matches already have an average tenure of more than two years for individuals and their chosen organizations. With this improved matching service, I expect that will get even better."
Robert Rosenthal of VolunteerMatch discusses how to use digital technology and social media to connect businesses and employees to volunteer opportunities.
"Find what fits. Try volunteering at a variety of charities. Search for opportunities at VolunteerMatch.org..."
"[VolunteerMatch] President Greg Baldwin believes society expects businesses to engage in volunteer activities."
"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."
"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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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Charities Urged to Do More to Get Veterans to Volunteer
It's bipartisan: Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush agree on community service
Birthright NEXT teams up with volunteer site for ‘Harvest to Harvest’
Help your kid help others: Selecting volunteer projects for your child
Cheap dates that make you look rich: A low-cost approach to having a good time
Giving Back: A Guide to Volunteering in DC
Volunteering Opportunities Pay Off: Can working a job without a paycheck set you up for big bucks? Job seekers who took this route tell all.
9 Amazing Websites That You Haven’t Discovered (Yet)
How VolunteerMatch Works
Does volunteer work have more impact if you do it on the East Coast?
7 Tips for Finding Right Volunteer Work
Once Upon a School: Using Storytelling to Connect Volunteers With Students
The kids are all right
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Who wouldn't want volunteers?
A summer of service: Serve America and stay in Washington DC
How to Travel for Free...Sort of
Respond to President Obama's call to service at VolunteerMatch.org
VolunteerMatch Now In the Creative Commons
President Obama Unveils Summer Service Campaign
How to Stand Out on One More Day Aimed at Volunteers
Landing Your First Job
Volunteering is the new work
Volunteer job fair offers no pay , but new skills: Volunteers hunt for a way to get involved in their community, while nonprofits seek help
Even During a Recession, Volunteering Is Still About Caring
WE tv Campaign Volunteers Its Viewers to Help Nonprofits
Explaining the economy to kids
How to find a volunteer vacation on a budget
Teens and Volunteering: Community Service 101
Laid Off? Volunteer! Here's Why And How: It will do good for you and your career as well as for the cause you embrace.
A Virtual Matchmaker for Volunteers
Out Of Work: Give A Little, Get A Lot Back
Internet links volunteers, charities
Serve With Me: How can I get my friend to come volunteer with me?
Can Volunteers Be a Lifeline for Nonprofit Groups?
Give it Your (Unique) Best
Web Site for Volunteers Gets Upgrade for National Day of Service
Top 9 of 2009 -- Sites to Support Your New Year's Resolution
How To Survive Christmas Alone
Craig Newmark: "A Craigslist for Service"
Time Off for Good Behavior: Looking to do more charitable works? Try asking your employer for support.
A dozen donation tips for holidays
Volunteering used for career advancement
Make Kindness a Routine: Committing to compassion can be as tough as sticking to a fitness plan.
End the Year Right: With the right plan, you can actually (gasp!) enjoy the holiday season
Virtual volunteering widens opportunity
Teaching Kids About Volunteering: Here are some tips and ideas to help get your family on the giving train this holiday season (and the rest of the year).
NonProfits Challenged by Financial Crisis: A Decline in Donations and Investments Leads More Nonprofits to Rethink Strategies
Volunteering Close To Home [with video]
Money Isn't What Makes You Rich
Could volunteering help with weight loss?
How Volunteering Can Land You a Paying Gig
The Good Works Tour Visits VolunteerMatch
The business of giving: Non-profit capitalism
Active Volunteering: Get Fit While Giving Back
VolunteerMatch: An Online Service Helps Everyone Find A Great Place to Volunteer
Boomers Driving Makeover Of American Volunteerism
Surviving Your PreRetirement Years: 15 Things You Must Do Between 50 and 64
The meet market: 3 places to find your next boyfriend
Volunteer events benefit workers, act as retention tool
Good cause can help you get in good shape
Bulk Up Your College Applications in the Summer
Find a job: Tips you can use
Forget the Vacation - Take a Staycation!
Kids Stuff: 63 Things to Do With Your Kids Before They Grow Up
Non-profits look to invest in themselves (Subscription required)
Interview with VolunteerMatch.org’s Robert Rosenthal
When out of job, make connections as volunteer
You Can Help the World from Your Home Computer... and have fun doing it
The case for corporate volunteering
Wanted: Volunteers - Nonprofits compete for older Americans by offering flexible schedules, pay
Retirement with a Purpose
Employers, individuals: Resolve to increase volunteering in '08
Volunteering as a Benefit
Online Giving Resources - VolunteerMatch
Finding Volunteers On the Job
7 Surprising Reasons to Volunteer
Disaster Planning: What to grab in an emergency
VolunteerMatch Connects Nonprofits With Volunteers
Where lawyers show us the way
The Case For National Service - VolunteerMatch
New research shows that helping others may be the key to happiness.
Ways to Do Your Share
Boomers find obstacles to volunteer success
Many Older Americans Want to Volunteer, Poll Finds
Six tips to fifteen minutes of fame
Pro Bono Perfection
Make your good deed count for more
Google and Salesforce.com reveal partnership
Specialty Travel Resources
Face Time: Charities flock to social-networking Web sites to reach out to new people, spark discussion, and help raise money
Closer Look: VolunteerMatch
Twelve Days of Christmas for Volunteers
Corporate Volunteerism in the Internet Age
Making a difference
Online volunteering ready for outdoor enthusiasts
Flexible Hours, Using Your PC and Never Leaving Home
Hikers get a rare chance to explore Sutter Buttes; Notes of Note
Web sites link volunteers to organizations needing help
Online Volunteering: A Win-Win for Techies, Nonprofits
Nonprofit Profile: VolunteerMatch
The Business of Changing the World: Corporate Philanthropy
Volunteering the Customer
Hands Across the Internet - How Nonprofits Reach Out Online
Make Over Your Health
Got Skills? Corporate volunteering is becoming less about envelope stuffing and more about letting employees apply their specific skills.
Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve
Reaching out online as a volunteer
Charities thrive with online volunteers
As Web access rises, so do online volunteers
As Web access improves worldwide, online volunteering is on the rise
The virtual volunteers
As access improves worldwide, online volunteering on the rise
As access improves worldwide, online volunteering on the rise
Travel Talk - "Voluntourism"
"Gulf Coast Volunteering"
"Volunteering for Good Causes Never Easier"
"Gifts of Motherhood; For a Lot Of Moms, Having It All Means Giving Something Back"
"Directory of America's Charities: Donating Time"
"Getting by Giving"
"Avoiding the volunteer trap"
"How to Make a World of Difference - Without Leaving Home"
"Volunteering Goes Virtual" (Subscription required)
FOX 5 / WTTG Morning News - "Helping Hands"
Volunteers for Gulf Coast Projects Rise Sharply
How to help hurricane victims
Money tight? Give time, give miles, give vacation
Empathy Spurs Manassas Man's Journey of Giving
Willing hands and caring hearts from the real America
If you're thinking of teaching as a second career...
Volunteers Swarm the Gulf Coast
Help Children Thrive
Do good, Feel good
I volunteer...When I can
Turn a Profit
Volunteers Week Honors Service
Best sites on the Web recognized with awards from the academy
Web site matches projects, volunteers
The Softer Side of Silicon Valley
Doing Well in Your Career By Doing Good Outside It
Volunteer With Your Kids
Web Sites That Match Your Skills With Their Needs
How the Internet has Changed Volunteering: Findings from a VolunteerMatch User Study
Holiday Volunteering Made Easier With Web
Volunteering: Big Business Takes It Seriously
A Remedy for Loneliness
Technology Helps Companies Do More to Encourage Employee Volunteerism
Making a Difference
By the People: Election 2004
A Winning Business Plan
VolunteerMatch and Keep America Beautiful Become Partners
VolunteerMatch: Igniting Fires & Fanning Flames of Volunteerism
Web Site Lists Volunteers
The First Lady of Family Literacy - An Interview with Barbara Bush
Lose 10 Pounds... and Save the World
An excerpt from "Global Health Lesson Plan"
Google Grants Non-profits a Break
Giving Back Resource Guide
Giving Thanks Online
Volunteering a Top Priority in the Bay Area
VolunteerMatch Offers Thousands of Opportunities
Best Free Stuff on the Web
Volunteer efforts provide skills, contacts during job search
Volunteer efforts provide skills, contacts during job search
Make your kids money savvy
How to Survive the First Year
VolunteerMatch: Fostering community, online and offline
Here's where newbies can get clued in
When a Blanket is More Than a Bedcover
Empathy for Elderly: An 'Old Soul' Devotes Her Time to Seniors
Virtual volunteers are just a click away
How to help a hotline
Running low on helping hands; Nonprofit groups must cope with choosier volunteers and tighter schedules
Sites help kids start volunteering
Web opens world to digital volunteers
Before offering your services
Wise giving guide
Outdoor volunteering is the solution to your dot-com blues (Subscription required)
One Year Later: Reaching out, reconnecting and reflecting on September 11
Persistence of giving
Bush Calls on Americans to Serve in September
Surf's up for seniors
Turning Goodwill Into Action (Subscription required)
Charities hope 9/11 inspires 'e-philanthropy'; Volunteerism gets web boost
Volunteers answer president's call
State links volunteers through Web - ZIP code search finds opportunities
Volunteer work can be real resume builder
Virtual Volunteers Log On to Help Out
VolunteerMatch Hosts "Get Out. Do Good." Campaign
The Mother Teresa of All Web Sites
VolunteerMatch: Made in Heaven
Webby Awards: The Good, Badly Dressed, Bankrupt
Volunteering aids employee growth
Seniors give the gift of time
Making a match: Internet technology fuels volunteerism