VolunteerMatch for iPhone Launched to Help Mobile Users Connect with Volunteer Opportunities on the Go

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VolunteerMatch for iPhone Launched to Help Mobile Users Connect with Volunteer Opportunities on the Go

New app puts the power of VolunteerMatch.org into your pocket and demonstrates the potential of pro bono collaboration.
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Press Release
Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:45pm

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 15, 2010 - VolunteerMatch, the popular volunteer service, this week announced the availability of its first full-featured application for smart phone users, VolunteerMatch for iPhone. The free application, now available in the App Store, provides handheld users with an easy-to-use tool for finding great volunteer opportunities from a network of over 70,000 participating nonprofit organizations. 

Among its features, VolunteerMatch for iPhone lets prospective volunteers begin their search with their current location or ZIP code. Volunteers may also elect to find skills-based roles like graphic design, carpentry or accounting projects that can be found with just a few keywords. The app enables users to easily save and share their favorite opportunities on Twitter and Facebook, as well as get recommendations and reviews from other individuals on over 3,500 volunteer organizations. 

Since 1998, VolunteerMatch has connected millions of interested volunteers to local nonprofit organizations and catalyzed over $1 billion dollars in social value. Best known for its public Web service, VolunteerMatch.org, the San Francisco-based nonprofit organization pioneered the first national directory of active volunteer opportunities and today is the top search result for "volunteer" on most major search engines. 

According to Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch, the iPhone app represents a new phase of product development for the organization as it extends its service to more of the technology platforms used by today's volunteering community. 

"The social and mobile era is here, and new audiences will be engaged and inspired to volunteer without ever opening up a traditional Web browser," said Baldwin. "We're excited to help nonprofits more effectively use these tools to get the support they need." 

VolunterMatch for iPhone is the result of an innovative pro bono collaboration with imc² (http://www.imc2.com), a brand engagement agency based in Dallas, Texas. As part of its Positive Impact approach to social responsibility, the company provided the planning, development, and design resources required to get the app ready for launch. 

"The application, along with the collaboration that made it possible, represents the purpose of our agency: to advance relationships," said Doug Levy, CEO of imc². "A partnership with VolunteerMatch is a natural fit because the work of both of our organizations is focused on creating authentic and meaningful connections." 

To learn more about VolunteerMatch for iPhone: 
http://www.volunteermatch.org/volunteers/services/iphoneapp.jsp 

To learn more about the pro bono collaboration with imc²: 
http://3bl.me/dgsnrk

For more information, please contact:

Robert Rosenthal, Director of Communications
Phone: 415.241.6865
Phone 2: 415.613.8441

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Sarah Krnavek
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