Volunteer Opportunities Just A Click Away

Loudoun Cares has improved its a one-stop shop for residents looking for ways to get involved in the community.

The nonprofit recently announced a set of upgrades to its Volunteer Center website. The website was implemented in 2015, but was improved to make the website mobile-friendly. Users will be able to search for and respond to nonprofit volunteer and in-kind needs via loudouncares.org/volunteer.

Since the system upgrade in May, nonprofit staff reports an 80 percent increase in nonprofit organizations listing their volunteer needs. There are currently 86 active nonprofit agencies on the website with more than 50 volunteer opportunities currently listed. New opportunities are

listed daily.

Loudoun Cares acquired the Volunteer Center program when Volunteer Loudoun dissolved in 2014. The Volunteer Center website is a big step in furthering the mission of the former nonprofit, and Loudoun Cares Executive Director Sue Khalil reports that the first installments of Volunteer Management Training will be held again in September. Plans are also to bring back the Volunteer of the Year awards in 2017, she said.

For more information about Loudoun Cares, the Volunteer Center, or Volunteer Management Training, go to loudouncares.org.

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