This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the hundreds of talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year. Today we hear from Melissa Myers, a Compliance Analyst with Berkshire Bank, who reflects on her experience at Skills for Cities 2020. (Watch Melissa's two-minute interview here.)
NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman leads NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office that builds nonprofit and corporate partnerships to advance lifelong civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. In this episode of Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast, Anusha shares that even though COVID-19 put constraints on in-person volunteering, the City still saw an increased interest in service this past year.
Employees still want to support their local communities through volunteerism, and yet, ever-changing public health protocols have forced many of these opportunities online which are difficult for large groups to navigate. How do you find high-quality programming that supports company-wide social impact goals? More importantly, how do you create the high-energy environment that your employees have grown accustomed to from in-person events?
Jerome Tennille, Manager of Social Impact & Volunteerism at Marriott International, joins host Danielle Holly for a dynamic conversation on the state of volunteering and employee engagement. Jerome shares how Marriott, a major figure in the hospitality industry that was hit so hard by COVID-19, has reimagined service for the current moment by taking it online, but also his perspective that the future of volunteering is not virtual.
2020 has been a year of realization. We realized how quickly tables can turn and how even the most resilient structures can come undone overnight. We struggled, succumbed at times, and persevered – only to emerge stronger, armed with a renewed set of skills, and more resilient than ever before. Albeit through the force of circumstances, we found new ways to live, work, and connect with one another.
The Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge is an annual skills-based volunteer event in partnership with Common Impact that taps into Schwabbies’ professional expertise to build nonprofit capacity and create long-term community impact.
United Way Worldwide Senior Director of Volunteer & Employee Engagement Mei Cobb joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a new episode of Pro Bono Perspectives. Mei eveals how her organization is pivoting amidst COVID-19’s significant disruptions to volunteering and the first responder organizations that provide vital services relating to hunger, housing, domestic violence, and more.
A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.
OAKLAND, Calif., January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network with the most volunteer opportunities, today announced the launch of new community-based Guides in Apple Maps to easily find great places to volunteer. Available in 11 major metropolitan areas, VolunteerMatch Guides feature local in-person and virtual service opportunities in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC, and other major cities.