VolunteerMatch Offers Thousands of Volunteer Opportunities for National Volunteer Week, April 22-28

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from VolunteerMatch

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 National Volunteer Week is April 22-28, and VolunteerMatch, the Internet
 nonprofit dedicated to volunteer service in America, makes it easy for anyone
 to get involved and make a difference. From children to Seniors and animals to
 the environment, VolunteerMatch offers thousands of volunteer opportunities
 nationwide, providing community service activities for nearly every issue and
 interest.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/SFTU029LOGO )
     VolunteerMatch takes the guesswork out of volunteering by allowing
 volunteers to merely enter their ZIP code at www.volunteermatch.org to find
 volunteer opportunities in over 4,000 U.S. communities. Volunteers also
 indicate their favorite volunteering interests and schedule availability to
 generate a customized list of local community service needs. Once an
 opportunity of choice is found, the volunteer merely clicks on it to sign up
 and get involved.
     "I wasn't expecting to find anything on the internet," said Sue John, a
 volunteer with Crisis Control Ministry, a relief organization in North
 Carolina. "I entered my ZIP code and the search pulled up various
 opportunities in my area. I found exactly what I was looking for at Crisis
 Control Ministry. VolunteerMatch is a wonderful organization and I wouldn't
 have found my volunteer position without it."
     Hundreds of thousands of people like Sue John have already used
 VolunteerMatch to get involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities. In fact,
 VolunteerMatch has made over 400,000 connections between volunteers and
 14,000+ nonprofits. The bottom line:  VolunteerMatch is quick and easy to use,
 saving both volunteers and nonprofit organizations time and effort over
 traditional methods of volunteer involvement and recruitment.
     "VolunteerMatch uses the Internet to bring volunteers and charitable
 organizations together on behalf of community needs everywhere," said Jay
 Backstrand, founder of VolunteerMatch. "And National Volunteer Week gives
 everyone a great excuse to log on to VolunteerMatch, sign up and help out."
 
     About VolunteerMatch
     VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) is the nonprofit web site
 dedicated to using the power of the Internet to help people help each other.
 As the world's largest online database of volunteer opportunities,
 VolunteerMatch makes it easier than ever before to volunteer. Volunteers enter
 their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to find local, national and
 'Virtual' volunteering opportunities, customized to interests and schedule.
 VolunteerMatch has already made over 400,000 connections between volunteers
 and 14,000+ nonprofit organizations nationwide, providing real-world community
 assistance in 4,000+ U.S. cities. VolunteerMatch has received awards from the
 Smithsonian Institution and MIT, and been recognized for its social service
 efforts on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal, The
 New York Times, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and Parade.
 
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SOURCE VolunteerMatch
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 National Volunteer Week is April 22-28, and VolunteerMatch, the Internet
 nonprofit dedicated to volunteer service in America, makes it easy for anyone
 to get involved and make a difference. From children to Seniors and animals to
 the environment, VolunteerMatch offers thousands of volunteer opportunities
 nationwide, providing community service activities for nearly every issue and
 interest.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/SFTU029LOGO )
     VolunteerMatch takes the guesswork out of volunteering by allowing
 volunteers to merely enter their ZIP code at www.volunteermatch.org to find
 volunteer opportunities in over 4,000 U.S. communities. Volunteers also
 indicate their favorite volunteering interests and schedule availability to
 generate a customized list of local community service needs. Once an
 opportunity of choice is found, the volunteer merely clicks on it to sign up
 and get involved.
     "I wasn't expecting to find anything on the internet," said Sue John, a
 volunteer with Crisis Control Ministry, a relief organization in North
 Carolina. "I entered my ZIP code and the search pulled up various
 opportunities in my area. I found exactly what I was looking for at Crisis
 Control Ministry. VolunteerMatch is a wonderful organization and I wouldn't
 have found my volunteer position without it."
     Hundreds of thousands of people like Sue John have already used
 VolunteerMatch to get involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities. In fact,
 VolunteerMatch has made over 400,000 connections between volunteers and
 14,000+ nonprofits. The bottom line:  VolunteerMatch is quick and easy to use,
 saving both volunteers and nonprofit organizations time and effort over
 traditional methods of volunteer involvement and recruitment.
     "VolunteerMatch uses the Internet to bring volunteers and charitable
 organizations together on behalf of community needs everywhere," said Jay
 Backstrand, founder of VolunteerMatch. "And National Volunteer Week gives
 everyone a great excuse to log on to VolunteerMatch, sign up and help out."
 
     About VolunteerMatch
     VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) is the nonprofit web site
 dedicated to using the power of the Internet to help people help each other.
 As the world's largest online database of volunteer opportunities,
 VolunteerMatch makes it easier than ever before to volunteer. Volunteers enter
 their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to find local, national and
 'Virtual' volunteering opportunities, customized to interests and schedule.
 VolunteerMatch has already made over 400,000 connections between volunteers
 and 14,000+ nonprofit organizations nationwide, providing real-world community
 assistance in 4,000+ U.S. cities. VolunteerMatch has received awards from the
 Smithsonian Institution and MIT, and been recognized for its social service
 efforts on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal, The
 New York Times, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and Parade.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X50512432
 
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