NeighborImpact increases volunteer engagement over 2018

Central Oregon– With the impacts of COVID-19, it is no surprise that nonprofit organizations like NeighborImpact have experienced an increased need for volunteers. NeighborImpact has been fortunate to witness the generosity of the Central Oregon community as volunteers step up to meet the increasing need. Even before the health crisis, however, NeighborImpact reported a significant increase in volunteering.

During the 2019 calendar year, NeighborImpact engaged 1,722 volunteers for a total of 25,640 hours of volunteering, 43 and 30 percent increases respectively. The programs engaging the most volunteers include the Food Bank and NeighborImpact’s Head Start program.

NeighborImpact recently hired a volunteer coordinator who is helping to focus the organization’s volunteer efforts. Just before the pandemic hit, NeighborImpact launched a volunteer management software platform which has been instrumental in managing and organizing the influx of volunteer numbers and opportunities. The organization hopes to report an even greater increase in volunteer numbers this year.

For more information about NeighborImpact’s volunteer opportunities or how to get involved, please visit https://www.neighborimpact.org/give-help/volunteer/.

As an essential business providing essential services to disadvantaged individuals in Central Oregon, NeighborImpact will continue to serve all three counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Those needing assistance may access all services via telephone and online through the region or in person in Bend, Redmond and Madras.

For updates on NeighborImpact’s response to COVID-19, visit: https://www.neighborimpact.org/coronavirus-response/.

About NeighborImpact: Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson, Deschutes County and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The agency offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local grants, foundation grants and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit www.neighborimpact.org.

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