Dec. 11 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - December 11, 2008 - With a recession eating holes in everyone's pockets, this Christmas is a critical time to make volunteering a priority -- and VolunteerMatch is your resource for making change, helping others, and spreading good cheer.
Just enter your ZIP code at http://www.VolunteerMatch.org to start your search. Whether you're looking to donate toys, serve meals to the homeless, or spread good cheer to seniors, with opportunities from over 61,000 participating charities there’s something for everyone.
Here's a helpful tip for making your volunteer experience great: Imagine you're at a holiday dinner party. Your host may be harried and busy. The "menu" might contain some surprises. But if you're willing to lend a hand where you can and be appreciative of the impact of everyone's work, it will be a time to remember.
To inspire Americans to volunteer, we've put together a tongue-in-cheek survey of 12 fun, holiday-friendly ways to get out and do good this season -- without spending a dime:
To get involved with these and many other opportunities, visit www.VolunteerMatch.org.
VolunteerMatch is a national nonprofit that strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service, www.volunteermatch.org, helps visitors find local volunteer opportunities by location, interest area, and/or keyword. The VolunteerMatch network regularly welcomes more than 6 million visitors each year, including millions of participants in employee volunteer programs, and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for more than 61,000 nonprofits
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