Wednesday, September 1, 2004
VolunteerMatch, the nonprofit dedicated to making it easier for anyone to find a rewarding way to volunteer, has partnered with McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s leading food service retailer, to help engage McDonald’s employees in volunteer opportunities throughout the United States.
With VolunteerMatch’s corporate service, McDonald’s entire U.S.-based workforce can now access the VolunteerMatch network of nearly 30,000 nonprofit volunteer organizations, and any McDonald’s employee can use VolunteerMatch to receive a list of volunteer opportunities based on individual interests and ZIP code.
In addition to McDonald’s, VolunteerMatch also helps make it easier for employees of companies like Dell Computer, Washington Mutual, and Microsoft to volunteer, and for national nonprofit organizations like The American Red Cross and National CASA to recruit volunteers locally, regionally and nationally.
The new partnership also makes it easier for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a nonprofit, 501(c)3, to find and receive volunteer support. Nationwide, RMHC has more than 130 local Chapters. Each year, more than 30,000 volunteers around the world donate more than three million hours of time to help RMHC achieve its mission. Adding these affiliates to the VolunteerMatch network will attract even more volunteer attention, both from McDonald’s employees and from the general public.