VolunteerMatch Stories of Engagement and Social Change

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VolunteerMatch Stories of Engagement and Social Change

What does social change look like? it's about communities, and lives, transformed for the better. Here are a few stories about individuals, organizations, and companies within the VolunteerMatch network who are making a difference today. 

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Independent Bank: Making Employee Volunteer Incentives Work!
Independent Bank didn’t formalize their volunteer program until mid-2013. Less than five years later, they’re enjoying high employee participation in the program. In this feature, we take a look at how they got here. Hint: one of their secrets to success is incentivizing volunteerism. Independent Bank had always collected data on volunteerism. As a financial institution, they have...
Mar 23, 2018 8:15 AM ET
Timberland Encourages Its Customers to Use VolunteerMatch to Give Back
This article originally appeared on SGB Media.  Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of Service program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and...
Sep 8, 2017 1:55 PM ET
Eighth-Grader Donates 27,000+ Books to Disadvantaged Children and Families
This article originally appeared on Columbus Parent. By Debbie Briner ...Books for Bedtime encourages organizations and schools to hold their own book drives to benefit the nonprofit. It also joined VolunteerMatch, which links people willing to donate their time with a cause. The...
Mar 17, 2017 6:10 AM ET
VolunteerMatch’s Site Traffic Hits All-Time High Post-Inauguration
SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, announced today that its website’s traffic increased by as much as 76% in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, marking the busiest time in the website’s history. Launched in 1998, VolunteerMatch facilitates...
Feb 2, 2017 8:00 AM ET
Pledge To #GiveTime This #GivingTuesday
What comes to mind when you hear the word “give”? A donation of money? An act of kindness? A concession (i.e. “giving in” or “giving up”)? How about volunteering?   Across the country and across the world, people are giving back to their communities by volunteering their time.  Join VolunteerMatch in celebrating #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving...
Nov 23, 2016 1:10 PM ET