The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund has formed an alliance with VolunteerMatch whereby visitors to Fidelity’s website, www.charitablegift.org, find a link to VolunteerMatch’s website, where they can discover volunteer opportunities with 73,000 participating organizations nationwide.

The two organizations also sponsored a study, which Harris Interactive conducted, that found those who volunteer donate more than 10 times the amount of those who do not, and 43% of Americans have volunteered in the last 12 months. However, 28% of Americans have never volunteered. Among those who have volunteered, the average donation is $2,593, compared to the $230 donation averaged by Americans who have never volunteered.

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