VolunteerMatch in the "Companies That Care" Spotlight

Companies That Care

VolunteerMatch in the “Companies That Care” Spotlight

by Organik
on June 4, 2014

3 minute read

We are happy to give the “Companies That Care” spotlight this week to VolunteerMatch, a service that brings good people and good causes together. They believe that the health of the community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve.

Do you want to volunteer somewhere, but aren’t sure where to search? VolunteerMatch has over 74,000 nonprofits with tons of volunteer opportunities nationwide. VolunteerMatch strives to connect people who want to change the world together and believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the world around us. They have a network of 97,777 participating organizations and currently have 83,122 volunteer opportunities. They have matched 7,975,915 volunteers! VolunteerMatch is free to use by individuals. Nonprofit organizations may elect a free basic account; a premium account called Community Leader; or Preferred Partnership which includes a bundle of enterprise tools for regional and national nonprofit organizations with multiple chapters.

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Photo courtesy of VolunteerMatch

We are happy to give the “Companies That Care” spotlight this week to VolunteerMatch, a service that brings good people and good causes together. They believe that the health of the community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve.

Do you want to volunteer somewhere, but aren’t sure where to search? VolunteerMatch has over 74,000 nonprofits with tons of volunteer opportunities nationwide. VolunteerMatch strives to connect people who want to change the world together and believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the world around us. They have a network of 97,777 participating organizations and currently have 83,122 volunteer opportunities. They have matched 7,975,915 volunteers! VolunteerMatch is free to use by individuals. Nonprofit organizations may elect a free basic account; a premium account called Community Leader; or Preferred Partnership which includes a bundle of enterprise tools for regional and national nonprofit organizations with multiple chapters.

This cool company believes that in order to be strong, a community must be constantly evolving and becoming increasingly more active and diverse. VolunteerMatch makes it easier for people to find good causes and also partners with businesses to provide tools and services to help companies, brands, campuses and government manage their volunteer programs. They also support corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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Photo courtesy of VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch works with a broad range of clients in technology, manufacturing, packaged goods, financial services and other industries, and since its launch in 1998 the organization has won several awards for its innovative approach to social change, its social impact, and its sustainable business model. This company is all about cooperation and they know that their network is only as strong as the partnerships that support it. They seek to work with nonprofit, business and governmental leaders who are committed to building stronger relationships with their constituents around volunteering and service.

Philanthropy is huge at VolunteerMatch. Here is a list of the prestigious foundations that support VolunteerMatch:

The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Ford Foundation
William and Margaret Hearst
The James Irvine Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Omidyar Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Sand Hill Foundation
The Surdna Foundation
The William and Charlene Glikbarg Foundation
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation 

To get started on VolunteerMatch, just type in your ZIP in the search box — you’ll be connected instantly with nonprofits in your area that need your help.

To learn more about VolunteerMatch, please visit their website and be sure to check out their Facebook Page. You can also follow them @VolunteerMatch.

P.S. If you’re a local San Diego based company that has a passion for sustainability and giving back, we want to hear about it; learn more about “Companies That Care,” and feel free to contact us!  Then tune in every week to see what San Diego business will be featured next!

 

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