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Website Provides Directory of Hundreds of Christian Volunteer Opportunities for Holidays

Contact: Andrew Sears, TechMission, 617-359-0394; www.christianvolunteering.org


MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- TechMission's ChristianVolunteering.org website provides a comprehensive directory of hundreds of volunteer opportunities in ministries for people who would like to volunteer during the holidays. Online volunteer matching websites like ChristianVolunteering.org are changing the way people find volunteer opportunities, to enable them to find hundreds of opportunities in a few seconds on the Web. The directory provides volunteer opportunities in most major US cities in a wide variety of areas including working in soup kitchens, helping with providing meals for Christmas, volunteering to give gifts or working with youth and homeless families.


Some sample Christmas volunteer opportunities include helping a church in Massachusetts with a Three King's Day party for at-risk youth, or watching children in Michigan while their mothers have a Bible study. In North Carolina a female volunteer could lead Craft Time with women in a rescue mission. In Denver, a group could volunteer to serve food at a soup kitchen. People interested in volunteering can simply visit www.christianvolunteering.org and search for volunteer opportunities in their region.


In addition to providing opportunities for people to volunteer in person, ChristianVolunteering.org also provides virtual volunteer opportunities where people can volunteer from home by providing services at a distance. Individuals in the USA can find opportunities to volunteer to help develop a website for a missionary organization in China or provide grant writing for a Christian school in Korea. An individual anywhere in the world can find opportunities to serve homeless shelters and ministries in the United States by providing graphics design, legal aid, project planning, grant writing, marketing support, prayer and administrative support.


In the three months since ChristianVolunteering.org was launched, it has added over 750 volunteer and short-term missions opportunities from over 420 organizations. ChristianVolunteering.org represents the first major website to match volunteers with Christian volunteer service opportunities. Last year the leading secular Internet volunteer matching service (VolunteerMatch) placed over 475,000 volunteers in 37,000 nonprofit organizations with the volunteer time valued at $232 million. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the value of the donated time of faith-based volunteers in 2005 was $51.8 billion dollars—which is the target market for this website.


TechMission is a Christian nonprofit social service organization with over 500 member ministries serving over 50,000 people in at-risk communities to address the digital divide and maintains www.urbanministry.org, www.safefamilies.org, www.techmission.org and www.christianfreeware.org.