MATTER Project Updates – May 2022

By |2022-05-27T07:04:08-05:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Chaya, Innovation Hub, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Welcome to our monthly update on projects that have launched or will soon be launching at MATTER.  Ukraine Project: Medical Relief Earlier this month we featured Marco DuBois, an ER nurse from Blaine who works at Allina Health's Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus. Marco was preparing to travel to Ukraine with medical supplies from MATTER. He was [...]

An Inspirational Volunteer Story: Meet Caitlin

By |2022-07-20T13:19:26-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Meet Caitlin. A student at The Blake School in Hopkins, 13-year-old Caitlin is one of MATTER’s young volunteers with an inspirational volunteer story. Back in 2020, Caitlin began participating in an optional Service Pathway program through her school that encourages students to volunteer during their free time. This inspired her whole family to volunteer. They [...]

Engagement Events | Packing Nearly 17,000 Healthy Meals Across the Country!

By |2022-07-20T13:43:02-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTERnation is continuing to expand and advance MATTER’s mission of helping people launch projects that improve communities welcoming new staff and facilitating numerous impactful engagement events around the country. We recently welcomed Dena Maounis to the MATTER team. Dena lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and is our new Nonprofit Engagement Event Sales Representative for the [...]

Volunteering Matters: Judy’s Story

By |2021-11-05T07:45:13-05:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

November is the time of year to reflect on what we’re grateful for and here at MATTER, we’re very grateful for our volunteers. Because of their generous efforts, we’re able to launch incredible projects that help improve communities next door and around the world. MATTER’s volunteers are a diverse bunch. From students to soccer moms [...]

Charitable Team Building: Engaging Employees To Strengthen Teams & Do Good

By |2022-06-22T10:59:15-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What Is Charitable Team Building? Charitable team building is one of the best ways for companies to improve employee engagement, satisfaction, and enthusiasm. When businesses provide volunteer opportunities that their workers can participate in together, whether in-person or virtually, meaningful interpersonal connections are strengthened, and overall enthusiasm for their company’s mission and purpose increases. All [...]

Rod and Marge Jenkins: Cherished Volunteers Leave Legacy of Service

By |2021-06-04T07:48:35-05:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” No truer expression could describe two of MATTER’s longest-serving volunteers, Rod and Marge Jenkins. They built their lives around giving to others and giving back to their community. Faithfully volunteering with MATTER [...]

Transition Plus Volunteers Develop Job Skills at MATTER

By |2021-04-30T09:49:42-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Stories, Uncategorized|

“They love it now that they’re needed again. They’ve been wanting to help but because of COVID, they haven’t been able to get out into the community. They feel proud and happy to be volunteering at MATTER. They’re even trying to recruit other students because they feel it’s such an important thing to do.”  - [...]

National Volunteer Month: Thanking Doers For Making The World Better!

By |2021-04-02T08:01:07-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER is a group of problem solvers, innovators, dreamers, and above all, Doers. We're not content to sit around wishing the world was a better place, we work to make it one. And we do so with the support of an amazing community of volunteers. This small army of faithful Doers wants to see more [...]

Virtual Volunteering: What Is It and How Can I Volunteer?

By |2022-01-26T11:57:31-06:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|Tags: |

What Is Virtual Volunteering? The idea of 'virtual volunteering' has become more popular with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Also called 'digital volunteering', 'online volunteering' or 'cyber volunteering', volunteering this way is a virtual opportunity that's been around since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s but hasn't really taken hold [...]

Eddy Cyphers: Volunteer Leaves A Legacy From Minnesota To Africa

By |2020-10-30T07:21:25-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

On August 6, 2020, MATTER lost one of our dear friends and dedicated volunteers, Eddy Cyphers. Eddy became part of the MATTER family over three years ago when he reached out to us hoping to help with our agriculture projects. With his extensive experience in farming and travel, and his love for people, Eddy quickly [...]

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