Valentine’s Day Romantics Can Find Their Passion at VolunteerMatch

With thousands of ways to give back and an inspiring new video PSA, the volunteering leader reminds Americans it’s easy to find your passion when help others.
Feb 10, 2011 8:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 10, 2011 - In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this week VolunteerMatch is marking the build-up to February 14th by releasing an inspiring new video PSA and sharing a reminder that making a difference can help kindle romance.

With more than 76,000 participating organizations, VolunteerMatch is the Web’s most popular volunteer network. Whether a volunteer is interested in certain cause or a specific kind of work, there’s truly something for everyone. Just visit and then type your location and a few words describing what you’re looking for.

The new video is titled “Find Your Passion”. A take-off of the popular eHarmony ads, it imaginatively tells the story of the perfect volunteer “match” through clay and stop motion animation. He liked dogs. She liked dogs. They met at VolunteerMatch and in the end, the community was strengthened. The video can be seen at

Because so much of the nation is locked in ice, snow, and wintry weather, VolunteerMatch is also spotlighting a few great volunteer opportunities to light the fire in even the chilliest of hearts:

  • Dream of the Stars -- If star gazing under dim light is your flavor, Brazosport Planetarium’s weekly public astronomy show, in Clute, TX, is looking for help with its public shows.

  • Mingle with Chocolate Lovers -- Chocolate has a long history as an aphrodisiac! Help out at the Festival of Chocolate, at Orlando Science Center, in Orlando, FL, and you just might find out why.

  • Fresh Flowers Say Love -- In New England, Goodwill Industries is looking for gardeners to “adopt a plot” and give weekly TLC to residential gardens.

  • Romantic Getaways -- Volunteers of America are looking for people to volunteer in exchange for getting a week of free lodging and meals in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Feeling the love yet? To find your personal passion, visit

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