The UniversalGiving vision is to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering are a Natural Part of Everyday Life.”™ We hope that our mission can inspire others the way it inspired Marina! Here is her testimonial: I needed to have an internship because of my school, and when I saw the UG vision, I knew I would love to be part of it. Being able to work at a place where somehow I’m helping to create a better world is so gratifying. The process of doing the interview was really great, too. The people who I talked to were very … Continue reading The UniversalGiving Vision
Today, our intern Katie shares with us why she chose to volunteer at UniversalGiving. Thank you, Katie, for dedicating your time to the team! “I have an interest and passion for community relations and outreach. In an effort to gain knowledge and experience within this realm of work, I am pleased to be interning with a company whose values, mission, and passions correlate with my own. As a UniversalGiving team member, I know I will find my work fulfilling as we encourage giving and volunteering to be a main priority for everyone.“ -Katherine (Katie) Jasinski, Corporate Outreach Services Intern Continue reading Positive Correlations
By Pamela Hawley One of the Top Things I Love About Our Interns: “I believe that perspective and point of view matter.” Every intern at UniversalGiving as part of the hiring process, submits a writing sample. That sounds simple, and yet … Continue reading Perspective and Point of View Matter
In a world filled with poverty, philanthropists must ask themselves how they can break this unfair cycle where poor families continue to stay poor. Children all across the globe are at a distinct disadvantage because they lack the resources and … Continue reading NGO Spotlight: Shirley Ann Sullivan Educational Foundation
By Rachel Booth My high school would not let you graduate unless you had 100 hours of documented community service hours. While many of my classmates groaned at this experience, I embraced it and let volunteering shape my summers and, … Continue reading Youth and Inspiration
By Caroline Blackburn UniversalGiving® is about incorporating volunteering in everyday life. This belief that people should volunteer naturally is key to the company’s vision. I wish I could say that I have been to a cool foreign country to help … Continue reading Volunteering Around the Corner: Just Get Involved!
At our 10,000 Volunteers event in November, we raffled off a flight to a volunteer trip anywhere in the world. Jimmy Diefenderfer was the lucky winner, and he just returned from an incredible experience in Cuba. “My trip to Cuba with Globe Aware had two principal objectives: make meaningful contributions to several community projects and become familiar with the Cuban people and culture. As such, we spent part of each day being introduced to a local project in Havana, including a tuition-free school for young adults interested in becoming barbers, a tree-planting sanctuary aiming to prevent damaging landslides in a hillside … Continue reading A Week in Cuba with Jimmy Diefenderfer