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Valentine's Day Romantics Can Find Their Passion at VolunteerMatch

With thousands of ways to give back and an inspiring new video PSA, the volunteering leader reminds Americans it's easy to find your passion when you help others

Submitted by: VolunteerMatch

Categories: Volunteerism, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 10, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 /CSRwire/ - In the spirit of Valentine's Day, this week VolunteerMatch is marking the build up to February 14th by releasing an inspiring new video PSA and a reminder that making a difference can help kindle romance.

With more than 76,000 participating organizations, VolunteerMatch is the Web's most popular volunteer network. Whether a volunteer is interested in a certain cause or type of work, there's truly something for everyone. Just visit www.volunteermatch.org and type your location and a few words describing what you're looking for.

The new video is titled "Find Your Passion." A take-off of the popular eHarmony ads, it imaginatively tells the story of the perfect volunteer "match" through clay and stop motion animation. He liked dogs. She liked dogs. They met at VolunteerMatch and in the end the community was strengthened. The video can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF1ANiVsl74.

And because so much of the nation is locked in ice, snow, and wintry weather, VolunteerMatch is also spotlighting a few great volunteer opportunities to light the fire in even the chilliest of hearts:

  • Dream of the Stars--If star gazing under dim light is your flavor, Brazosport Planetarium's weekly public astronomy show, in Clute, TX, is looking for help with its public shows.

  • Mingle with Chocolate Lovers--Chocolate has a long history as an aphrodisiac! Help out at the Festival of Chocolate, at Orlando Science Center, in Orlando, FL, and you just might find out why.

  • Fresh Flowers Say Love--In New England, Goodwill Industries is looking for gardeners to "adopt a plot" and give weekly TLC to residential gardens.

  • Romantic Getaways--Volunteers of America are looking for people to volunteer in exchange for getting a week of free lodging and meals in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Feeling the love yet? To find your personal passion, visit www.volunteermatch.org.

About VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch is a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities by helping good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service, www.volunteermatch.org, makes it easy to find a way to make a difference by location, expertise, or availability. VolunteerMatch provides many of the nation's most recognized businesses, campuses and organizations with Web-based solutions to facilitate and track volunteer engagement at local and national levels. The VolunteerMatch network regularly welcomes more than 190,000 visitors each week and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for tens of thousands of participating nonprofits.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Rosenthal Director of Communications
Phone: 415-241-6865

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