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Do you want to volunteer somewhere, but aren't sure where to search? Our website has volunteer opportunities with over 100,000 nonprofits nationwide. Just type in your ZIP in the search box -- you'll be connected instantly with nonprofits in your area that need your help. Find a cause that matters to you. Start your search today. Follow us @VolunteerMatch

The release date of Time + Talent Podcast, the brainchild of VolunteerMatch and VolunteerPro, is getting closer! Tune in...
06/26/2019

The release date of Time + Talent Podcast, the brainchild of VolunteerMatch and VolunteerPro, is getting closer!

Tune in for #volmgmt inspiration, advice and a little entertainment. Be the one of the first to know when Episode 01 goes live: bit.ly/2KpeAkb.

Enter to win a prize for you & the nonprofit of your choice by entering Envision Kindness's 2019 Our World is Kind photo...
06/25/2019

Enter to win a prize for you & the nonprofit of your choice by entering Envision Kindness's 2019 Our World is Kind photo contest. Deadline for submissions is less than a week away! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2Y3tkrZ. #PictureABetterWorld

WOW! We just hit 15 MILLION nonprofit-volunteer connections. 🙌🎉🥂 Thank YOU for making this possible. Your passi...
06/25/2019

WOW! We just hit 15 MILLION nonprofit-volunteer connections. 🙌🎉🥂

Thank YOU for making this possible. Your passion & dedication to building stronger communities inspires us every day.

—The VolunteerMatch Team 💚

06/24/2019
Subscribe: Time + Talent Podcast

Did you hear the news? Coming this July, VolunteerMatch + VolunteerPro are bringing you a brand new #volmgmt podcast. 🤩 🙌🎉

If you're as excited as we are, sign up now & we'll let you know when the first episode drops.

SUBSCRIBE Time + Talent Podcast Bold + Bright Practices for Engaging Today’s Volunteers Time + Talent Podcast VolunteerPro and VolunteerMatch are teaming

Looking for inspiration & guidance on leading volunteers with purpose? Check out this awesome free resource from Volunte...
06/21/2019
The Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your Nonprofit

Looking for inspiration & guidance on leading volunteers with purpose? Check out this awesome free resource from VolunteerPro! #lovols #volmgmt

The Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your Nonprofit How to Get and Keep Your Valued Supporters Coming Back Are you a nonprofit or public sector organization looking for inspirational guidance on how to lead volunteers with purpose? Then, look no further. This Essential Guide to Managing Vol...

Did you know that seeing images of kindness and compassion is directly correlated w/ feelings of joy, optimism & gratitu...
06/20/2019
What Does Kindness Look Like? | Engaging Volunteers

Did you know that seeing images of kindness and compassion is directly correlated w/ feelings of joy, optimism & gratitude? Learn how you can help #PictureABetterWorld in our recent guest blog from the team at Envision Kindness.

Help us #PictureABetterWorld for a chance to win a prize for you and your favorite nonprofit.

COMING SOON: We teamed up w/ VolunteerPro to bring you a brand new podcast for #lovols, by #lovols. Featuring interviews...
06/19/2019

COMING SOON: We teamed up w/ VolunteerPro to bring you a brand new podcast for #lovols, by #lovols.

Featuring interviews w/ some of the brightest leaders in #volmgmt, each episode is chock-full of stories, lessons & inspiration.

Get alerted when Episode 101 goes live & be one of the first to hear it: http://bit.ly/2KpeAkb.

VolunteerPro
06/18/2019

VolunteerPro

Guess what is brand. spankin. new. for Volunteer Management?
A PODCAST! Whaaat! Yes, you read that correctly. VolunteerPro and VolunteerMatch are teaming up to bring this baby into fruition.

Season 1 will launch in July, and we'll be covering hot topics like:
- Building buy-in through radical transparency
- How to build an army of volunteer advocates
- Designing a leadership pipeline for 23,000 volunteers
- Digital and remote team building

Wanna get alerted as soon as Episode 101 goes live? Click through the link to subscribe!

http://bit.ly/2KZC0fJ

Word-of-mouth has historically been the best way to recruit volunteers. That's changing, according to new findings from ...
06/18/2019

Word-of-mouth has historically been the best way to recruit volunteers. That's changing, according to new findings from our latest report w/ Verified Volunteers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2GCUn7B. #TipTuesday #VolMgmt

It can be hard to set aside time to develop a strategic plan for your volunteer program, but it's 100% worth it. Join us...
06/12/2019

It can be hard to set aside time to develop a strategic plan for your volunteer program, but it's 100% worth it. Join us for tomorrow's training & we'll go over everything you need to know to get started: https://bit.ly/1nha6e2. #vmlearn #volmgmt

Our friends VolunteerPro recently released an incredible resource on everything you need to know as a volunteer manager....
06/11/2019
The Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your Nonprofit

Our friends VolunteerPro recently released an incredible resource on everything you need to know as a volunteer manager. You're going to want to bookmark this! #lovols #volmgmt

The Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your Nonprofit How to Get and Keep Your Valued Supporters Coming Back Are you a nonprofit or public sector organization looking for inspirational guidance on how to lead volunteers with purpose? Then, look no further. This Essential Guide to Managing Vol...

#LoVols, when's the last time you updated your volunteer recognition strategies? If it's been awhile, tune into tomorrow...
06/10/2019

#LoVols, when's the last time you updated your volunteer recognition strategies? If it's been awhile, tune into tomorrow's webinar to find out what today's volunteers want: https://bit.ly/2JxphR1. #vmlearn #volmgmt

Unlike employees who either work for an organization or don't, volunteers can be active, temporarily unavailable or comp...
06/07/2019
The Terrible, Horrible Phone Call or Why Purging Matters

Unlike employees who either work for an organization or don't, volunteers can be active, temporarily unavailable or completely inactive.

How do you keep them all straight? Meridian Swift shares some excellent advice. #volmgmt

I answered the phone one day to hear, “Yes, this is Juan, the son of Adelia and I just received an invitation in the mail for my mom to this year’s volunteer luncheon. She died. Last ye…

What does kindness look like to you? Join the movement to #PictureABetterWorld & submit your images for a chance to win ...
06/05/2019

What does kindness look like to you? Join the movement to #PictureABetterWorld & submit your images for a chance to win 1 of 6 prizes, thanks to Envision Kindness. Deadline to enter 6/30. Visit https://bit.ly/2Y3tkrZ for more details.

#LoVols, learn how to approach volunteer program changes  strategically to build buy-in & gain adoption during tomorrow'...
06/05/2019

#LoVols, learn how to approach volunteer program changes strategically to build buy-in & gain adoption during tomorrow's free #volmgmt training: https://bit.ly/1SQuGMn. #vmlearn

Most volunteers are open to being contacted when new volunteer opportunities come up in their community. Get a copy of o...
06/04/2019

Most volunteers are open to being contacted when new volunteer opportunities come up in their community.

Get a copy of our latest report w/ Verified Volunteers to read insights like this and more: https://bit.ly/2GCUn7B. #TipTuesday #VolMgmt

Find a way to help others on VolunteerMatch.org today. #MondayMotivation
06/03/2019

Find a way to help others on VolunteerMatch.org today. #MondayMotivation

Where is your organization exposing itself to soft risk? Tomorrow's webinar will help you answer that question & give yo...
06/03/2019

Where is your organization exposing itself to soft risk? Tomorrow's webinar will help you answer that question & give you the tools you need to minimize and address these risks. Register now: https://bit.ly/2aljYS1. #vmlearn #volmgmt

In a recent survey, 60% of VolunteerMatch organizations told us they wanted the ability to create volunteer opportunitie...
05/30/2019
Avoid Scheduling Headaches With Volunteer Shifts | Engaging Volunteers

In a recent survey, 60% of VolunteerMatch organizations told us they wanted the ability to create volunteer opportunities w/ shifts.

That's why we're thrilled to introduce our newest tool designed specifically for #lovols: Volunteer Shifts! Learn how you can spend less time coordinating schedules & more time making an impact. Give it a try today! #volmgmt

Spend less time coordinating volunteers and more time making an impact with Shifts, our newest volunteer engagement tool.

Learn how to make your volunteer opportunity descriptions work for you with the tips in this blog. (Hint: Saying "energe...
05/29/2019
Those Adjectives That Turn Off Prospective Volunteers | Engaging Volunteers

Learn how to make your volunteer opportunity descriptions work for you with the tips in this blog. (Hint: Saying "energetic and organized volunteers needed" doesn't make the cut...) #volmgmt

Time to refresh your volunteer opportunity descriptions? Learn what words to avoid and what to say instead.

Loneliness is linked to a wide variety of negative health outcomes – including depression, heart disease and diabetes....
05/24/2019
A Solution for Loneliness

Loneliness is linked to a wide variety of negative health outcomes – including depression, heart disease and diabetes. One of the best strategies to combat isolation? Volunteering. #FeelGoodFriday #FridayForGood

Get out and volunteer, research suggests

#LoVols, if you don't currently engage youth volunteers, you might want to reconsider after reading this teen's inspirin...
05/23/2019
How I Discovered Myself Through Volunteering | Engaging Volunteers

#LoVols, if you don't currently engage youth volunteers, you might want to reconsider after reading this teen's inspiring story! #GoodPeople #volunteer

This teen volunteer helped developed a new program at the organization she volunteered with. Read her story to get inspired.

#LoVols, feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get your work done? Attend tomorrow's webinar to learn how yo...
05/22/2019

#LoVols, feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get your work done? Attend tomorrow's webinar to learn how you can increase your own capacity by involving volunteers in volunteer program administration! Sign up now: https://bit.ly/11nrEWn. #vmlearn #volmgmt

Budget-friendly tips for giving back & making a difference. #GoodPeople #volunteer
05/21/2019
How to give back without breaking your budget | WTOP

Budget-friendly tips for giving back & making a difference. #GoodPeople #volunteer

You don’t need deep pockets to be generous. Here are seven strategies to give back to your favorite causes — even on a limited budget.

The more you read, the more you know. Download our report w/ Verified Volunteers to learn why people volunteer, how ofte...
05/21/2019

The more you read, the more you know. Download our report w/ Verified Volunteers to learn why people volunteer, how often they volunteer and more: bit.ly/2GCUn7B. #TipTuesday #VolMgmt

05/20/2019
#OptionBThere: Volunteer for a Good Cause

Learn how #volunteering can help you or a loved one find meaning in the face of adversity, from our friends Option B.

"Here are three platforms to help you find the best volunteer opportunity for you. Easy ways to give back—because doing good for others is good for you, too."

Tomorrow's webinar is a great refresher for #lovols of all backgrounds! We'll go over how to create, evaluate, update & ...
05/20/2019

Tomorrow's webinar is a great refresher for #lovols of all backgrounds! We'll go over how to create, evaluate, update & enforce the policies you set forth. We hope to see you there: https://bit.ly/YGixAX. #volmgmt

#OptionBThere: Volunteer for a Good Cause
05/17/2019
#OptionBThere: Volunteer for a Good Cause

#OptionBThere: Volunteer for a Good Cause

"Here are three platforms to help you find the best volunteer opportunity for you. Easy ways to give back—because doing good for others is good for you, too."

Volunteer engagement pro Meridian Swift proposes some new additions to the 2019 #volmgmt dictionary in this playful read...
05/17/2019
New Volunteer Management Dictionary Words for 2019

Volunteer engagement pro Meridian Swift proposes some new additions to the 2019 #volmgmt dictionary in this playful read. What words would you add? #FridayReads

This year, the “Committee to Define Volunteer Management” met a week late because they had forgotten to set up a meeting room and so they got together one night at Big Al’s truck …

What should you include in your volunteer training curriculum and what's the best way to deliver that info? We'll answer...
05/15/2019

What should you include in your volunteer training curriculum and what's the best way to deliver that info? We'll answer this and more during tomorrow's webinar. Join us: https://bit.ly/115zaVJ. #vmlearn #volmgmt

#LoVols, what do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? We'll address this & more during t...
05/13/2019

#LoVols, what do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? We'll address this & more during tomorrow's webinar on managing difficult volunteer transitions. Save your spot: https://bit.ly/W9LK3M. #vmlearn #volmgmt

Are you over 50 and single? Volunteering can be a great way to find 💕love💕 in all the right places. Check out more...
05/08/2019
Top Ways to Find Love After 50 - Women Fitness Magazine

Are you over 50 and single? Volunteering can be a great way to find 💕love💕 in all the right places. Check out more ideas to find love after 50 from Women Fitness. #GoodPeople

Top Ways to Find Love After 50 - Top Ways to Find Love After 50 : Are you looking for love but not having much luck or worried that you might be too old? The good news is that you're

Tracking hours is an easy way to quantify the impact of volunteers. But it doesn't demonstrate the full value of their w...
05/08/2019

Tracking hours is an easy way to quantify the impact of volunteers. But it doesn't demonstrate the full value of their work. So what's a better way to share the story of volunteer impact? Join us for tomorrow's webinar to find out: https://bit.ly/1d64KYX. #vmlearn #volmgmt

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