Volunteers

Keeping the Spirit of Volunteerism Strong

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With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E8: Dave Smith, Californians for All

How California Rallied Volunteers during the Pandemic
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews Californians for All Director Dave Smith about the founding of this California Volunteers initiative and how it achieved over one million volunteer hours and 600,000 meals served in its first year.

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Pro Bono Perspectives S2E13: Natalye Paquin, Points of Light

Serving Our Communities in Times of Crisis
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Points of Light President & CEO Natalye Paquin joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism in improving our communities, especially in crises like COVID-19.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E10: Nick Savarese, Flutie Foundation

Addressing Autism Today
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In early March, before COVID-19 transformed daily life here in the U.S., Pro Bono Perspectives host and CEO of Common Impact Danielle Holly sat down with Nick Savarese, Executive Director of the Flutie Foundation, to discuss autism, nonprofit leadership, cross-sector partnerships, talent retention and purpose, all of which are still very much relevant today.

VolunteerMatch Launches COVID-19 Virtual Opportunity Portal to Mobilize Volunteers and Support the Nonprofit Sector During Coronavirus

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OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — VolunteerMatch, the world’s largest volunteer engagement network, has launched a volunteering portal specific to promoting virtual volunteering opportunities with nonprofits around the country to aid communities impacted by the coronavirus. Virtual opportunities are those that can be completed remotely, typically with a computer and internet connection, or by phone.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 28: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Mobilizing New Yorkers to Serve their City
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Host Danielle Holly speaks with fellow local change-maker Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares, an organization that provides New Yorkers opportunities to give back to the community by supporting local schools and nonprofits.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 27: Kathleen LaValle, Dallas CASA

Celebrating International Youth Day
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In honor of International Youth Day on August 12th, Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast is revisiting a past episode with Kathleen LaValle, President & CEO of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This nonprofit is dedicated to recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and help ensure they have safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.

Sodexo Provides More Than 1,000 Meals to Homeless Veterans at San Diego Stand Down Event

Sodexo participates in three-day event for third consecutive year, providing food and employment services
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., August 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, provided more than 1,000 meals along with employment services for homeless veterans and support providers during the Stand Down event, June 29 through July 1 at San Diego High School in San Diego, CA. The 31st annual Stand Down program was hosted by Veterans Village of San Diego with support from the United States Marine Corps West Coast.

Barclays Employee Takes Banking Skills Into Volunteer Mountain Rescue

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Lee Faulkner works in risk management for Barclays and volunteers with the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, a voluntary organisation in South Wales. Lee talks us through his typical week – from searching for a missing person on the Brecon Beacons to helping rescue injured walkers – and how it feels for the team to have been recognised by Prince William.

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