ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do Good Get Rewards is supporting the 25th Anniversary of King Holiday by rewarding volunteers on January 17th, the National Day of Service. Volunteers earn points for the hours they work and redeem them for rewards such as vacations, hotel, restaurant certificates and more. It is the goal of the nation's first online volunteer rewards program, to increase and sustain volunteering all year round. At Do Good Get Rewards, Non-Profit organizations validate volunteer hours as quickly as accepting friends on Facebook. There is no cost for Non-Profits or volunteers to become members of the rewards program.
"We want to support the efforts of the incredibly hardworking organizations that make a difference in our communities in every way we can," states Founder of Do Good Get Rewards Tammy Allen. The volunteer rewards program and social networking site provides a simple system for non-profit organizations to post volunteer opportunities, track volunteers and their hours.
Non-profits rely heavily on volunteers, but more than one-third of those who volunteer one year do not donate their time the next year. That adds up to an estimated $38 billion in lost labor according to the 2009 Stanford Social Innovation review. Do Good Get Rewards, an online volunteer rewards program, wants to be part of the solution. The program was designed to give non-profit organizations a simple, free way to demonstrate appreciation to their volunteers and provide incentives to grow their volunteer base.
Volunteers for MLK Day can submit their hours for rewards points at www.DoGoodGetRewards.com. To locate volunteer opportunities in your area you visit, www.VolunteerMatch.org. We invite all Non-Profit organizations to sign up to reward their volunteers year round. The goal of Do Good Get Rewards program is to express appreciation to those millions of Americans who make a difference everyday and encourage even greater numbers to donate their time and talents.
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