Our guest Greg Baldwin, CEO of VolunteerMatch discusses the historical drop in volunteering in 2020. Overnight listings and attendance to in-person volunteering events fell off a cliff as stay-at-home orders rolled across the country in March, 2020. VolunteerMatch has released Quarterly updates on the state of US volunteering that we discuss.
There were some spikes in virtual volunteering but as Greg puts it “You can’t build a house over ZOOM”. There are many reasons to be optimistic for a V-shaped recovery as vaccines roll out and a potential surge of people ready, willing, and able are more motivated than ever to volunteer in the US.