SOURCE: VolunteerMatch

April 19, 2006 17:27 ET

VolunteerMatch Makes It Easy to Find a Rewarding Way to Give Back for National Volunteer Week, April 23-29

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2006 -- National Volunteer Week is April 23-29, and millions of Americans are thinking about finding a rewarding way to get involved. With VolunteerMatch, a national, nonprofit service available at www.VolunteerMatch.org, it is easier than ever for anyone to go online and find a local volunteer opportunity right away.

"VolunteerMatch showed me all of the volunteer jobs in my area," said Spike Taylor, an active volunteer in Arizona. "It was the only way that I could find out what was available to me. It's a volunteer's tool -- the best there is."

Interested volunteers simply enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page at www.VolunteerMatch.org to receive an up-to-date listing of local volunteer activities. Volunteers may also choose from over 27 categories of interest -- three of the most popular categories are "Children & Youth," "Animals," and "Education & Literacy" -- to refine the list of available opportunities, match themselves and make a difference.

Any volunteer can use the service to find a local volunteer opportunity and get involved and any nonprofit in need of volunteers can use the service to more efficiently and effectively find the volunteers that they need.

In fact, with a network of nearly 40,000 local nonprofits and volunteer opportunities, finding a rewarding way to make a difference has never been simpler or easier, which is why the nonprofit web site has made 2.5 million volunteer matches in just eight years.

"Thank you VolunteerMatch, and keep up your great work," said Cheryl Honey, founder and president of Family Support Network International. "Your work is changing lives and rekindling a spirit of community."

To volunteer in recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, or at any time of year, visit www.VolunteerMatch.org.

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