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Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Celebrate National Volunteer Week Connecting Volunteers to the Organizations that Need Their Help!

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week! During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of those who come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.

To make it easy for volunteers to find opportunities to help right here in our area, Pennies for Poverty encourages local non-profits to list their volunteer needs on This is a well-established, free, nationwide, online database of volunteer opportunities that users can search by interest and by location. Volunteer opportunities may be for a one-day project or a recurring, long-term role. In addition, volunteers can register on the site to request a weekly or monthly email update on needs that meet their search criteria.

For non-profits seeking volunteers, the free service provides them with email notification of volunteers who want to help. Best of all, listing their needs on VolunteerMatch produces results: Pennies for Poverty has recruited more than 50 volunteers on behalf of local service organizations in the last 8 months through VolunteerMatch.

Many local organizations regularly post their needs on They include: Anna Jacques, Leeward Light, Parents Helping Parents, various hospices, Trustees of the Reservation, Our Neighbors’ Table, Mass Audubon, Newburyport Youth Services, Pennies, YWCA, Habitat for Humanity, Nourishing the North Shore, Pennies for Poverty, and Horizons for Homeless.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Sign up to volunteer and celebrate the impact of volunteers in your community, and inspire others to serve.

About Pennies for Poverty
The mission of Pennies is to promote and carry out efforts to reduce poverty in Newburyport, MA and its environs through fundraising, encouraging volunteerism and community service, and educating and raising awareness about poverty.

For information, contact:
Amy Weickert, co-president
Pennies for Poverty

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