As a nonprofit, every dollar counts. When you’re trying to accomplish your mission and efficiently get all the work done to support it, volunteers can help make things happen.
Finding good volunteers can be a challenge—whether you need them to:
- assist with an event
- help with a key fundraising drive
- provide office support
- be advocates to champion your cause
- or more
Since 1998, VolunteerMatch has connected nearly 10 million volunteers to organizations they care about.
Find the specific volunteers you need
To get started, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools and other types of community organizations register for free on VolunteerMatch and then post opportunities to attract volunteers in your local area (or from afar if it’s a project they can work on remotely).
Volunteers find nonprofits by searching for opportunities by cause, location and even age group. When a volunteer is interested in your organization, you’re notified and can respond directly to them through the VolunteerMatch website.
Not only can the experts at VolunteerMatch help you find good volunteers, but a new book they recently published, “Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World”, can give you a more inventive approach to volunteer engagement:
This insightful collection contains actionable advice on strengthening volunteering. Among other things, you’ll learn how to attract millennials and baby boomers to your cause, the best ways to partner with corporate and pro bono volunteer programs, why micro volunteering may be the future of online giving, and why your supporters are a largely untapped goldmine of fundraising success.
Win this new book
We’ve partnered with VolunteerMatch to give away a copy of “Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World”. Click here and enter by September 30, 2015 for a chance to win the book. You can also purchase it here and save 25%.
As you head into the busiest giving time of year, don’t forget to tap VolunteerMatch to find volunteers that care about your cause and are eager to help make a difference.
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– Sarah Bacon
Director of Product