Making Volunteering More Accessible

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual volunteer experiences were still foreign to many people. For nonprofit organizations that engaged volunteers entirely in-person, pivoting to virtual engagement was a unique challenge that prompted innovative ways to enable volunteers to safely contribute to their mission.

By the end of April 2020, GivePulse had made volunteering from a distance more accessible by creating a way for nonprofits to feature virtual/remote events, while also making these experiences easy for volunteers to find. Virtual/remote searchability not only increased users’ ease and accessibility, but also sparked the imagination of organizations to try new activities.

On April 17 - 23, 2022, GivePulse will host its second annual Virtual Volunteer Week program, which enables anyone to participate in National Volunteer Week and give back from the comfort of their own home. Organizations have the opportunity to expand their outreach and further their mission through a range of virtual and remote experiences.

One significant way companies can engage in virtual volunteer programs is through skills-based volunteering. Whether you are a tax preparer, writer, photographer, graphic or web designer, social media expert, or SEO wizard - if you are willing to offer your expertise to a nonprofit organization, skills-based volunteering allows employees to donate their unique expertise to make an impact.

Millions of volunteers use GivePulse to support nonprofit organizations across the country. From creating care packages to help those who are homeless, to supporting people with developmental disabilities in a Virtual Power Hour Fitness Class, there are many ways you can participate.

If you are interested in hosting a virtual volunteer experience or engaging volunteers from across the country, watch the GivePulse + Give To Get webinar to get tips on how to make a difference from a distance or visit VirtualVolunteerWeek.com to learn more.