VolunteerNow hosted nearly 2,5000 attendees and 40 nonprofit organizations at its 7th annual Voly in the Park event, the largest volunteer festival in North Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District.
Held on the National Day of Service and Remembrance, a day during which Americans across the country are called to volunteer, the free family-friendly event showcased Voly.org, VolunteerNow's platform that connects individuals to real-time nonprofit needs and helps find the perfect volunteer opportunity.
Highlights of the day included opportunities for attendees to visit with nonprofit organizations and participate in hands-on volunteer projects and on-site activities, as well as live entertainment from local favorites including The Grays, the Dallas Zoo, the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and North Texas Performing Arts.
VolunteerNow mobilizes over 300,000 volunteers per year in support of 3,500 nonprofits. These organizations cover all cause areas, such as education, health, hunger, homelessness, social services, animal welfare and the arts - among many others. Impacts from the pandemic have significantly increased the need for volunteers.
With 50 years of experience, VolunteerNow transforms lives through volunteerism and community engagement. In a typical year, VolunteerNow mobilizes more than 310,000 volunteers who give 1.6 million hours to 3,500 local nonprofits, driving a $46 million economic impact. Voly.orgpowered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities. As a national thought leader in volunteerism and one of the largest volunteer centers in the country, VolunteerNow provides a wide range of programs and services that build capacity for school districts, nonprofits, and municipalities. VolunteerNow is the recipient of the 2021 D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Social Enterprise award for applying creative strategies to maximize benefits to the North Texas community. www.volnow.org.