New on EveryBlock: Volunteer Opportunities

Feb132012

As big fans of giving back, we’re especially proud to have added VolunteerMatch as our newest data source in each of our 16 cities. A few EveryBlock users had talked to us about wanting to get more involved in their neighborhood but not quite knowing where to turn. That’s where EveryBlock plus VolunteerMatch makes perfect sense.

In their own words, Volunteer Match “strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.” Given our focus on news and events from the places that are most important to you, we’re able to further promote VolunteerMatch’s efforts by raising awareness of the volunteer opportunities in your own neighborhood. Plus, it’s a great resource for local organizations looking to recruit helping hands.

Recently you may have noticed “Volunteer Opportunities” in your EveryBlock homepage and emails. We’ll let you know whenever VolunteerMatch posts a new opportunity in your followed places. (To ensure that you’ll see this, click on “manage news types” under your account tab and make sure “Volunteer Opportunities” is checked.)

As always, we welcome your thoughts on this and all other site news as feedback@everyblock.com.

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