Mass. Service Alliance Launching Volunteer Campaign & Website
The You Generate campaign, which will coincide with National Volunteer Week, April 15 21, aims to increase the number of volunteers in Massachusetts and create awareness for how volunteering can help solve critical community issues.
Although more than 1.5 million residents volunteered more than 165 million hours in 2011, the fact is thats simply not enough, said Emily Haber, CEO of Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA). Were helping citizens realize they can generate the spirit of service and generate lasting change in their communities by volunteering. No matter your skill level, age, or availability there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.
MSA said it will help support the YOU Generate campaign by leveraging its current role as the statewide convener for service and volunteerism through the development of a new online portal for opportunities, www.massvolunteers.org.
Any nonprofit can get volunteers through Connect & Serve, the volunteer portal administered by MSA. Nonprofits can access it though the Connect & Serve link under the Volunteer Opportunities tab on www.massvolunteers.org and by clicking here.
The campaign will continue to support the volunteer connector agencies across the state who help connect volunteers with opportunities in their communities. In addition to MSA, connector agencies include: