Washington, DC (November 1, 2007)- VolunteerMatch and MySpace have come together this month to launch a new volunteering search feature on MySpace.com. “Volunteer Space” marks the first official partnership between VolunteerMatch and MySpace.
Volunteer Space is a component of MySpace’s also new Impact Channel, a civic and political hub that includes 2008 election candidate profiles, voter registration tools, videos, and articles in addition to VolunteerMatch’s search engine. MySpace visitors can use the search engine to find opportunities to volunteer in their local community by zip code, interest area, and other custom variables. Currently, the VolunteerMatch network includes active listings from more than 54,000 nonprofits.
The Impact Channel also serves as the information hub for large-scale online and offline political programming taking place at MySpace throughout the 2008 presidential election cycle, including a series of interactive one-on-one presidential candidate dialogues.
“We’re delighted to work with MySpace to help its users connect with great causes,” said Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch. “From the start, the idea of connecting people who share an interest in making a difference has been at the core of what VolunteerMatch does. With the new partnership we expect thousands of new volunteers to get involved.”
For more information, visit MySpace’s Impact Channel.