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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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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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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Deanna Stoker “The Planning Patty” for The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation

Deanna Stoker is taking her professional background in meeting and event planning and is using it to help The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation in her Pro Hero role as “The Planning Patty”.  Specifically, Stoker is assisting the Executive Director of The Scott-Free Scholarship Foundation, Deborrah Jeffreys Gruder, by playing a critical role in the creation and implementation …

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Virginia Fitt “Super Strategist” Marketing Consultant for PineCone

Virginia Fitt, Super Strategist, is an in-house counsel for GlaxoSmithKline in marketing and promotions, and has worked on multiple marketing and communications campaigns both professionally and pro bono. Fitt’s interest in Americana and traditional music led her to PineCone’s project, and she believes they have “the opportunity to capitalize on both the renewed popularity in …

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