How We Connect

Hopeful and  Helpful Data From Today's Volunteers

For 25 years, VolunteerMatch has been leading the charge in connecting volunteers with nonprofit organizations. Our unwavering mission is to cultivate authentic and impactful relationships that make our communities stronger. That is why we surveyed over 1,000 volunteers —understanding their motivations, preferences and goals— to equip nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to lead with confidence in 2023.


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Hopeful & Helpful Data

On average 69% of individuals who volunteered in 2022 want to volunteer more hours, or with more organizations (or both) in 2023. This is a heartening trend for leaders of volunteers and communities alike. In this eBook, learn how to maximize this hopeful energy by understanding volunteer motivations and preferences.


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How We Connect Webinar

Jennifer Bennett (Director of Education & Training, VolunteerMatch) and Tobi Johnson (Founder, VolunteerPro) joined forces to present the recent survey data of both organizations.

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Best Practices for Recruiting and Engaging Volunteers from Zoomers to Boomers Webinar

Jennifer Bennett and experts from AARP Foundation Experience Corps and Youth Volunteer Corps discuss the survey results and how to engage older adults, young people, and everyone in between.

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The Value - and Potential - of Virtual Volunteers

This panel discusses the experiences of Junior Achievement USA and Hire Heroes USA in designing virtual volunteer opportunities and managing remote volunteers. They share what they've tried, what's worked, and why they're optimistic about the future of virtual volunteering.

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VolunteerNation Podcast

Podcast host Tobi Johnson interviews Jennifer Bennett and Darcy Hughes (Content & Storytelling Manager, VolunteerMatch) to discuss key takeaways from the research.

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