With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.
In April of 2020, during the early stages of what has been a long-enduring pandemic, there were people all over the world stepping up to help out in a variety of much-needed ways. Points of Light, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, declared April to be “Global Volunteer Month” as a way of recognizing those who were supporting the most vulnerable populations during this time of extreme need.
Joining the Pro Bono Perspectives podcast this Global Volunteer Month is Judy Samuelson, Vice President at The Aspen Institute and Executive Director of its Business and Society Program. A leading voice on the alignment of business and purpose, Judy has published influential works on companies’ duty to society and how they can create true, sustainable social change.
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.)
Inspired by response to COVID-19, organization asks citizens, corporations and local communities to unite in a ‘virtual volunteerism’ movement
ATLANTA, March 23, 2020 /3BL Media/– Points of Light, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, announced today it would make April 2020 the first-ever “Global Volunteer Month” to recognize the thousands of people around the world who serve as points of light in their own communities – and in light of COVID-19, as a galvanizing moment to inspire and activate the next generation of volunteers who will help support the most vulnerable populations in the weeks and months ahea
October 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Freeport-McMoRan employees volunteered over 3,000 hours during this year’s Global Volunteer Month, doing everything from planting trees to holding food and diaper drives.
More than 960 employees across 22 Freeport-McMoRan sites participated in 42 events in April.
Volunteers to Focus on Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals and Helping Communities Devastated by Recent Disasters
ATLANTA, September 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that employees on five continents will participate in the company’s 15th annual Global Volunteer Month. UPS estimates employees will donate 335,000 volunteer hours in October to 240 community service events taking place across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). The Global Volunteer Month volunteer hours will help UPS reach 2.15 million volunteer hours in 2017.
Employees Deliver More Than 280,000 Volunteer Hours in June.
The results are in, and Morgan Stanley’s 10th annual Global Volunteer Month is one for the record books. This June, more than 41,000 employees delivered more than 280,000 volunteer hours, exceeding the firm’s 250,000-hour goal, and marking a record number of hours for Global Volunteer Month since the campaign’s launch in 2006. Cumulatively, the program has contributed more than 1.3 million volunteer hours.
A pioneering program provides nature-based therapy to special needs kids.
For kids struggling with emotional, social, learning and behavioral challenges, a change in scenery can make a life-altering difference. Green Chimneys’ innovative program in New York is built on that belief, offering greener pastures for special needs kids by connecting them with nature- and animal-based therapies. The organization’s goal is to teach children critical life skills through residential, educational, clinical and recreational services, while nurturing connections with their families, the community and nature.