Five ingredients of a great volunteer opportunity posting!

Five ingredients of a great volunteer opportunity posting!

Here at Activate Good we work with some amazing nonprofits, schools, and other partners in our community! Through these partnerships we’ve seen thousands of volunteer opportunities come through our virtual doors. Occasionally, a nonprofit will ask what they can do to make their volunteer opportunity posting more attractive to potential volunteers. In this post, we’ll …

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Volunteers Create A Winter Wonderland At AnimalKind’s ReTails Thrift Shop

On a crisp, cold Saturday morning, fourteen Activate Good volunteers met at ReTails Thrift Shop to work on a new project: decorating the window displays of the store. The ReTails Thrift Shop is owned and operated by Triangle nonprofit, AnimalKind, and volunteers were asked to create a winter wonderland display using snow-themed craft projects along with items …

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Activate Good Partners with Hardison & Cochran, My Carolina Today to Highlight Triangle Nonprofits

Activate Good is excited to announce a new special partnership with Hardison & Cochran and WNCN’s My Carolina Today for 2015! Twice a month on a selected Friday, one of Activate Good’s nonprofit partners will be featured on WNCN’s My Carolina Today as part of Hardison & Cochran’s sponsored “Doing Good” segment.   About My Carolina …

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Lisa Jeffries: Using Skills to Help Transitions LifeCare

Many young professionals embrace volunteerism. However, many are often frustrated because they don’t have the opportunity to help nonprofits as they did in high school or college. Some may feel unable to make monetary donations or lack the flexibility in their schedule to donate time for general activities. But utilizing their unique skills to help …

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PPG Team Gives Brentwood Boys & Girls Club a Facelift

On July 9, 2014, PPG Industries (PPG) led 43 employees, some visiting from other states, in volunteer service to refurbish and beautify the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club in Raleigh. PPG Gives Back: Triangle corporate volunteerism at its best PPG completed a variety of tasks benefiting the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club. The project, coordinated …

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Home Away from Home: Ronald McDonald House of Durham

For 34 years, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has been providing a home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Their vision is to offer love, share comfort, inspire community and sustain hope by giving families a place to stay when their child is being treated in a nearby hospital. Accommodating Families in …

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So No One Goes Hungry: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

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For over 30 years, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for those at risk of hunger in 34 counties in the state. The nonprofit organization serves as a link between food donors and a network of partner agencies that provide the donations to those in need.

Feeding Those in Need for 30 Years

Over half a million people struggle with hunger in the North Carolina counties served by the Food Bank. About 30% of those people are children. The elderly make up 8%. An additional 30% are people who have jobs but are unable to buy food because their income only covers necessities such as housing and medicine.

The mission of the Food Bank is to ensure No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina. Last year the organization worked toward that goal by distributing a record 52 million pounds of food, or the equivalent of 43.5 million meals, to residents of the counties it serves.

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Jon Riddick Volunteers Social Media Skills to Help Note in the Pocket

Jon Riddick, otherwise known as the “Social Media Stud,” is flexing his online marketing muscles to help Triangle nonprofit, Note in the Pocket (NITP). Riddick has been volunteering his social media skills to raise awareness about the organization, inspire community involvement, and increase donations. Riddick also put his online marketing expertise to use to help Note …

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Improving Learning Outcomes: The Helps Education Fund

The Helps Education Fund uses an apple in their logo because it is an international symbol of teaching, often representing growth and the need for nurturing, as well as the wisdom passed from teachers to students. The apple also signifies variety and change. Instead of the traditional red apple associated with teaching and the excellent work of …

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Glenn Itliong – Volunteer Management Software Strategist for Urban Ministries

A part of the community for more than thirty years, Urban Ministries of Wake County engages the community to serve and advocate for those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and laying the foundations of home. Urban Ministries offers the community a variety of services and programs. Their Crisis …

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