With volunteerism on the rise in the U.S., more VolunteerMatch opportunities in more places, and enhanced nonprofit functionality, there’s never been a better time to post your volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch!
Volunteerism On the Rise
In case you missed it, the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration were the busiest in VolunteerMatch.org’s nearly 20-year history. On January 24, 2017, we welcomed over 70,000 website visits and witnessed site traffic jump by as much as 76%. And between the inauguration and today, February 9, 2017, we’ve seen over one million visits to VolunteerMatch.org.
November 10, 2016 — just two days following President Trump’s election — saw our second busiest spike in traffic. And it’s not just us. The volunteer recruitment website Golden saw website visitors double since the election, too.
Typically, we might associate traffic jumps with advertising campaigns or concerted marketing efforts, but this time, what we’re observing is different. “Right now there is clearly a lot of energy around people looking to get more involved and make a commitment to the things they care about,” says President Greg Baldwin in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
And the effects on organizations can be felt far and wide. Nonprofits with missions that are threatened by the incumbent administration — like Planned Parenthood and organizations with a focus on immigrants and refugee services — are receiving an influx of support.