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  • The Ripple Effect: Alumna’s “Model of Giving” Inspires Others to Serve
    by Michele Gran on May 25, 2024 at 3:37 pm

    Barbara Rich believes in giving back. From the rain forest of Costa Rica and the Atlantic coast of Ghana to the plains of Minnesota and the “hollers” of West Virginia, the Massachusetts retiree credits her Global Volunteers service with keeping her informed and engaged with the world. At age 90, she’s registered to serve migrants The post The Ripple Effect: Alumna’s “Model of Giving” Inspires Others to Serve appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • 40 Years of Service: Global Volunteers’ Guiding Principle – We do whatever we are asked to do
    by Global Volunteers on May 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    In this ongoing series, we describe Global Volunteers’ guiding principles. These ten foundational values shape our human and economic development approach and, in partnership with communities we serve globally, have yielded remarkable results. These principles are shared with all our volunteers as they prepare for their service programs, equipping them to effectively serve communities and The post 40 Years of Service: Global Volunteers’ Guiding Principle – We do whatever we are asked to do appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Volunteering Abroad: Travel that Feeds the Soul
    by Global Volunteers on May 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Volunteering abroad is a transformative experience that leaves a mark on both the communities served and the volunteers themselves. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone and immersing oneself in a different culture can lead to personal growth, enhanced cultural understanding, and a broader perspective on global issues. In this blog post, we delve into some The post Volunteering Abroad: Travel that Feeds the Soul appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Meet your Montana Team Leader: Rosie Morrison
    by Global Volunteers on May 20, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Rosie has a heartwarming story about her meaningful relationship with Montana to share. She is currently Global Volunteers Montana Team Leader, having joined the staff in 2023. In this blog post, Rosie shares her connection to the Blackfeet Reservation and Global Volunteers Co-founder and Senior Vice President, Michele Gran. A resilient community lives in their The post Meet your Montana Team Leader: Rosie Morrison appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • 5 Volunteer Tasks to Delegate At Your Next Nonprofit Event
    by news@volunteermatch.org (Guest Contributer) on May 17, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    In America, volunteers donate approximately 4.1 billion hours of their time to nonprofits, and the value of each hour is estimated to be over $30. To make the most of valuable volunteer time at your next nonprofit event, you’ll need to set clear expectations for the roles they’ll fill. 

  • 5 Data-Driven Volunteer Management Strategies for Nonprofits
    by news@volunteermatch.org (Guest Contributer) on May 17, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Your nonprofit likely collects data about its donors, but what about your volunteers? Volunteers, although often overlooked, are the backbone of your organization. They work hands-on with your beneficiaries, ensure events run smoothly, and advocate for your cause.

  • 4 Volunteer Management Tips for Running Association Events
    by news@volunteermatch.org (Guest Contributer) on May 17, 2024 at 6:54 pm

    According to 360MatchPro, the estimated value of a volunteer hour is $31.80, which represents the cost the organization would incur by hiring paid workers instead. Is your association making the most of this valuable resource?

  • 40 Years of Service: Global Volunteers’ Philosophy of Service – Wage Peace and Promote Justice
    by Global Volunteers on May 16, 2024 at 10:17 am

    Each of us is accountable for our own personal development. However, we are also entrusted with gifts and talents to be shared with others. Global Volunteers provides a direct way to share those gifts and talents. We are dedicated to building a foundation for world peace and justice by enabling ordinary people to make a The post 40 Years of Service: Global Volunteers’ Philosophy of Service – Wage Peace and Promote Justice appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Best Family Volunteer Abroad Programs for Summer 2024
    by Millie Pinakoulaki on April 26, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Volunteering as a family is a remarkable opportunity to bond, grow, and positively impact the world. Families strengthen their relationships by coming together to serve others and instill valuable lessons of empathy, compassion, and community responsibility in their children. Whether it is teaching conversational English, helping maintain and improve community buildings, or tutoring students on The post Best Family Volunteer Abroad Programs for Summer 2024 appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Volunteering in Cuba: A Journey of Service and Connection
    by Millie Pinakoulaki on April 23, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    With anticipation and excitement, Global Volunteers’ 113th volunteer team in Cuba embarked on an adventure in service. The team comprising eight dedicated volunteers, arrived in Havana ready to make a difference and served for two weeks. With its vibrant culture and rich history, Cuba welcomed the team with open arms and captivated the volunteers with The post Volunteering in Cuba: A Journey of Service and Connection appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Service, Amid Colors and Coquis, in Puerto Rico
    by Michele Gran on April 15, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Alumni volunteer Ann Sweeney serves with Global Volunteers “to learn about other cultures, build relationships with people, and contribute to others in areas of need.” A 10-time volunteer, starting in 2006, Ann returned from her Puerto Rico Service Program in March 2024 with more unique insights about the value of international travel. “We get to The post Service, Amid Colors and Coquis, in Puerto Rico appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • 40 years of service: Global Volunteers’ Guiding Principle – We work under the direction of local leaders
    by Millie Pinakoulaki on April 9, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    In this series, we delve into each of Global Volunteers’ guiding principles. With ten fundamental principles at the core of our approach, Global Volunteers has seen remarkable success in our partnerships with communities worldwide. These principles are shared with all our volunteers as they prepare for their service programs, enabling them to serve communities effectively The post 40 years of service: Global Volunteers’ Guiding Principle – We work under the direction of local leaders appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • Mental Health Professionals Invited to Enrich Pivotal Projects in Tanzania
    by Michele Gran on April 3, 2024 at 6:33 pm

    The Reaching Childrens Potential Program (RCP) Mental Wellness Initiative was formally launched in 2021 after three years of investigation and research into the community’s mental health needs and openness to co-creating treatments and interventions with Global Volunteers.  The major goal is to optimize mental wellness in the Ukwega Ward by educating leaders and families on The post Mental Health Professionals Invited to Enrich Pivotal Projects in Tanzania appeared first on Global Volunteers.

  • 5 Ways to Build a Better Volunteer Program with Technology
    by news@volunteermatch.org (Guest Contributer) on April 3, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    With a strong volunteer program, you can connect with supporters who are passionate about your cause, get assistance in delivering your mission and services to beneficiaries, and even discover more potential donors. 

  • How To Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media
    by news@volunteermatch.org (Guest Contributer) on March 24, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    How to Recruit Volunteers Using Social Media Nonprofits can leverage social media in many ways, such as a news resource, a fundraising platform, or even an advocacy tool. However, one of the most valuable uses of social media for nonprofits is as a marketing tool to secure volunteers.