What is The VolunteerMatch Network?

Jul 15, 2016 9:00 AM ET

What is The VolunteerMatch Network?

In press releases. In blog posts. In webinars. You may have heard the phrase, “The VolunteerMatch Network,” thrown around—either by VolunteerMatch employees or one of our many corporate and nonprofit partners.

We’ve mentioned how The VolunteerMatch Network is the largest of its kind, and we’ve talked about why it’s an integral part of a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. But what exactly is The VolunteerMatch Network? And perhaps more importantly, what can it do for you and your employee volunteer program?

The VolunteerMatch Network is a consolidation of volunteer opportunities from across the U.S., all in one place. In fact, if you take into account virtual volunteer opportunities, you can find a volunteer opportunity through The VolunteerMatch Network in every ZIP code in the U.S.

The VolunteerMatch Network contains over 100K volunteer opportunities on any given day (including 47K skilled volunteer opportunities and 5K virtual volunteer opportunities). These opportunities span 29 different cause areas, such as “hunger”, “environment”, and “animals”. The VolunteerMatch Network contains volunteer opportunities from 107K+ nonprofits and is accessed by over 150 of our corporate partners.

Since our humble beginnings, we have helped facilitate over 11 million connections between good people and good causes.

And it doesn’t end there: The VolunteerMatch Network is a critical component of a comprehensive and successful CSR program. Why? Because it connects companies and their employees to the real-time needs of their local communities.

The VolunteerMatch Network also makes sense from a practical standpoint. It can save the average CSR team 653 work days in time, while increasing employee volunteer sign-ups by 19%, and increasing employee volunteer hours tracked by 600%. Overall, it can save your company $31K in time, fees and other associated costs.

Get in touch with us today to learn how The VolunteerMatch Network can serve your CSR program.