Published on: 4/14/2021
As we celebrate our second National Volunteer Week, April 18- 24, since the start of the pandemic, we want to reflect upon the amazing efforts of all of the Massachusetts residents who have stepped up to support their neighbors during these long and difficult months. The pandemic has revealed so many needs, issues, concerns, and deficits, but also bright spots. In response to the crisis, Massachusetts Service Alliance, United Way of Mass Bay & Merrimack Valley, Encore Boston Network, and other regional nonprofit networks partnered to launch an online state-of-the-art statewide nonprofit platform, https://msaconnectsforgood.org, to connect nonprofits with potential volunteers, donors, and partners. People of all ages will want to continue to help their neighbors as an uneven and inequitable recovery unfolds. Our organizations stand ready to ensure we truly rebuild in a way that better prepares our Commonwealth and communities for what’s next.