Inspiring: One Million LinkedIn Members Want To Volunteer Their Skills to Make A Positive Impact On The World


Many professionals today, especially millennials, are looking to make social impact a part of their daily lives by seeking opportunities to donate their time and talents to support causes they’re passionate about. That’s why, in September 2013, LinkedIn announced the ability for members to signal their interest in volunteering or serving on a nonprofit board on their LinkedIn Profiles. Since then, more than 1 million members have indicated their interest. In addition to these million LinkedIn members, another 3 million have shared volunteer experiences and causes they care about to their profile.

These milestones come as National Volunteer Week begins, a tradition established 40 years ago in the U.S. to encourage people to give to their communities and to urge communities to recognize their volunteers.

We are so inspired by this talent pool for good: a million LinkedIn members looking for opportunities to contribute their professional skills to make a positive impact in the world. As you can see in the map below, these members are spread across the world with especially dense concentrations throughout the United States, Europe and India. The pink color represents areas where LinkedIn members have indicated their interest in donating their time and talents, with the darker the color representing more members.

Volunteer Signals Map

This milestone also opens up a whole new world for nonprofit staff looking for volunteers. To find a professional who is passionate about education, has social media skills AND is interested in skilled volunteering or board service, all they have to do is conduct an Advanced Search on LinkedIn and narrow down by our new Nonprofit Interests checkboxes.

Nonprofit Signals

If you are a LinkedIn member who wants to donate your time and talents, update your LinkedIn Profile to indicate your interest and learn more at If you work for a nonprofit that would like to find volunteers or board members on LinkedIn, find out more at

Official LinkedIn Blog


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Colin Cooper is the CEO of Boost Your Business, the leader in marketing and business development for both large and small scale businesses. As one of the most innovative marketing specialists for over a decade, Colin and his team of business and online experts collate their years of know-how and experiences with the Boost Your Business: Body Armour for Business, an online magazine created to provide a holistic resource avenue for everything business, health, and wellness.