Taproot Foundation Honors Volunteers This National Volunteer Week
It’s National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the power of volunteers around the world! Established in 1974, this annual celebration inspires, honors, and encourages people to volunteer and make an impact in their communities.
We are so grateful to our powerful network of over 30,000 skilled volunteers who have donated more than 1.9 million hours since 2001. They truly are the lifeblood of Taproot Foundation, and every success is due to their talents and dedication.
Jude O’Reilley brings more than 25 years of experience in high-growth technology, philanthropy, and social innovation
OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch announced today that Jude O’Reilley has been appointed CEO of the 24 year-old nonprofit tech organization. O’Reilley will succeed co-founder Greg Baldwin and assume responsibilities on May 3, 2022.
O’Reilley has more than 25 years of experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship in the private sector and in the world of social change. A seasoned organizational leader in social innovation–most recently at the Skoll Foundation–he has launched more than 100 consumer and enterprise products.
Written by Cassandra Savel, associate analyst, corporate social responsibility
With social distancing as the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering in the traditional sense, such as assisting in person at soup kitchens or at retirement care homes, has become almost impossible. But people have found different ways to continue to show solidarity and care for their communities during this unique time. Meanwhile, nonprofits have been facing the challenge to meet their regular volunteering needs, and are now more than ever looking for volunteers who want to give back and help those in need.
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.
During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate 3Mers who get involved to make a difference in their communities. 3Mers like Caroline Ylitalo, a division scientist in the Personal Safety Division who volunteers as a mentor for the next generation of scientists and engineers.
In observance of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), employees from ON Semiconductor, a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor-based products and solutions, will be gathering online to participate in Visit.org’s remote giving back experiences.
Along with the case studies and examples presented in this presentation, you can also access a PDF copy of the presentation here.
How do you successfully host volunteer events despite the pandemic? Now and in the future, volunteer events will need to transform to include individuals who work remotely, in hybrid situations, in person, and at various levels of the company.
OAKLAND, Calif., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch announces a week of daily events to honor volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week April 18-24. The week will showcase artists in multiple disciplines to highlight and encourage art as activism. Emerging from the past year of a global pandemic, VolunteerMatch is activating a call for volunteers of all kinds to return to service in their communities wherever and whenever possible.