what people are saying.
Week of Caring was great--the participants were so open and engaged! Thanks for all you do with The Volunteer Center to help foster and support these dynamic and needed relationships!
- Marie O'Connor, St. Anthony Foundation
“I have been volunteering with the Homeless Cat Network since 2000. I have been blessed with many miracles, heart-warming and funny incidents in this time. It is so rewarding,” said Dianne Ingalls.
The reasons are varied and many. From keeping busy to meeting people or just having fun, but ultimately, most volunteers like Dianne just want to give back to the community. And when they do, it’s an exchange. They get back so much more than they give.
Need another reason to volunteer? A study by Independent Sector, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, showed that one-year’s worth of volunteer work in the United States provided the equivalent of more than 9 million full-time employees. That’s an economic value of $239 billion!
Now just imagine what we’d do without the Diannes of this world…
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Resource for Group Volunteering
Planning for a group volunteer day? This is a list of nonprofits that regularly host groups of volunteers. They know how to put you to work!
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Disruption In Volunteer Opportunity Search
We're moving to a new and improved volunteer opportunity web portal. Where nonprofits post their volunteer needs and volunteers connect directly to help-out. The old system is down for now, but the new system will be online by November 9th, 2017.
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