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How one NYC Nonprofit Encourages Senior Citizens Through Conversation, Companionship, & Complimentary Beauty Makeovers 

GlamourGals Foundation, Inc. is a New York-based Visit.org partner nonprofit that inspires conversation and companionship through complimentary beauty makeovers given by volunteers to seniors living in residential care. Volunteers provide seniors with a sense of dignity through personal attention, caring touch, and the opportunity to share their stories. In celebration of their twenty year anniversary, we interviewed Rachel Doyle, the…

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How One Nonprofit Makes Coding & Computer Science Accessible to Low Income Students

Code Nation is a Visit.org partner nonprofit organization that was founded in 2012 to bring coding and professional skills to students from under-resourced high schools. Starting in New York City with programs in four schools, there are now almost 90 programs in NYC, Chicago, and the Bay Area, serving nearly 1,500 students nationwide. We spoke with a Code Nation staff…

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corporate social responsibility, employee-driven engagement, team building activities, Volunteer Experience

Corporate Volunteer Activities: How a Day of Service Benefits Your Community & Company

More than ever, businesses are taking on the role of leading the world towards positive social change. For many companies, sustainability is no longer a buzzword to attract clientele, but a commitment to their employees’ and the community’s values. Now, embedded into many company cultures volunteering, donating, and participating in activities that benefit causes that matter. So, as your team…

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corporate social responsibility, education, new york, Volunteer Experience

Back to School: How Your Company Can Support NYC Children’s Education

Looking for ways that your company can give back to New York City? Support those who are the future of it! The new school year is just around the corner, and there are so many ways that corporate teams can support the NYC students from challenging backgrounds. Whether it is through exposing students to your career field or enhancing hallways…

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education, Volunteer Experience

Volunteer to Impact Children’s Literacy

Reading Partners is an organization dedicated to ensuring that children are able to read at grade-level, which leads to success in other areas of their lives. With only one-third of U.S. fourth graders being able to read proficiently, the organization recognizes the need to take action through individualized, one-on-one tutoring sessions to set students up for success. In this Q&A,…

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Climate Change, team building activities, Volunteer Experience

Out-of-Office & Eco-Friendly Volunteering in NYC

While New York City is known for being a concrete jungle, the hot summer days are the perfect time to experience its hidden and refreshing greenery. From gardening and cleaning up parks to beautifying overlooked areas, there are so many opportunities for your corporate team to spend time in nature and away from the office this summer – all while…

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corporate social responsibility, employee-driven engagement, team building activities, Volunteer Experience, Women's Empowerment

Migrant Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace: Q&A with Arielle Kandel

New Women New Yorkers is a Visit.org nonprofit partner that provides professional development and education programs to empower immigrant women in NYC. We recently interviewed NWNY’s founder and CEO, Arielle Kandel, to discuss what drove her to impact women’s lives, and why offering corporate experiences on Visit.org has been an important step for the organization. Arielle’s educational background is law,…

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5 Ways To Celebrate Volunteer Month At Work

April is Volunteer Month — a chance to acknowledge the volunteers who give their time and effort to support causes, and a chance to get involved in various efforts. With the arrival of Spring also comes more opportunities to be out and about, making April the perfect time to roll your sleeves up and contribute to a cause you already…

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