Did you know women volunteer the most?
According to a recent US Census Bureau study, more Americans than ever before are volunteering, and women are volunteering more than men. In fact, women have been out-volunteering men for many years, so what were we at 48in48 to do about it? Create our first-ever all-female volunteer event? Yes! We present to you the 48in48 Women’s Weekend taking place at the Coca-Cola Innovation Center on May 15-17, 2020.
The study also tells us that Generation X’ers volunteer the most, and Millennial volunteerism is on the rise. Do you see that too? Do you want to be part of the trend? Are you a female Gen X’er, Millennial, Baby Boomer or in Gen Z? We see all of you, and we want YOU to volunteer at our upcoming event.
Talking with an Atlanta Female Volunteer
We recently spoke with Denise Denson, Producer / Editor / Project Manager at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, to ask her some questions about her volunteer experience with 48in48 and why she’s excited about the Women’s Weekend. Denise first heard about 48in48 from a female friend (aren’t our girl friends always the sources for the best info?) and decided to participate in a 48in48 weekend event. Being an employee at a technology company, she was used to the idea of hackathons – IBM has them all the time. These events are typically so focused on being a coder or a developer that she always felt a bit left out. With 48in48, she likes the fact that the events are very approachable – pretty much anyone can participate. She tells friends and colleagues, “no matter what your background is and what your skills are, you can help out!”
Denise also loves knowing that 48in48 is helping people across all communities, particularly the African American community. There’s inclusivity both in terms of the volunteers and the Nonprofits whose websites we build.
What is Denise most excited about for the upcoming Women’s Weekend? The sheer number of people you get to meet and network with. You may never come across some of these people otherwise, so you can broaden your world around you.
“You never know what other friendships, volunteer opportunities or business opportunities will come about.”
And this time, all the networking and friendships and business opportunities will be with other smart women! Getting your women friends involved gives it extra incentive and makes the whole event more fun.
Olivia Bryant, CEO at Ycore, said in a recent article, “Women are attracted to the community aspects of volunteering. Volunteering is a chance to meet like-minded women. It’s a social event where they can be at ease.”
Please sign up for the Women’s Weekend today! Tell your (female) friends and come be at ease with us while building beautiful websites for community-focused nonprofits. We’d love to see you there.