Guest Author: Michael Hickey, Associations Now
How your organization can provide opportunities even in difficult times. Also: Maximize your data’s potential.
How can associations help members and their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic? Offer volunteer opportunities. This will have a positive impact on your community and your volunteers , says Erin Halley on VolunteerMatch.
“Studies have shown that volunteering is good for your mental health,” she says. “According to a VolunteerMatch study with UnitedHealthcare in 2017, there are many mental and emotional benefits to volunteering with 93 percent reporting an improved mood.”
Now is a perfect time to offer virtual volunteering, since volunteers will need only an internet connection and a computer or phone. Virtual opportunities have grown among nonprofit organizations since the pandemic began.