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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Global Youth Service Day

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The celebration of volunteering in April continues. Global Youth Service Day, held on April 17-19 this year, will mobilize and celebrate the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service.

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04/17/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Celebrate Volunteering in April

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It is springtime in the U.S., the trees are budding and the flowers are blooming.  April is the perfect month to bring attention to volunteers and the new life they bring to their communities, whether through a yearlong commitment to national service, episodic volunteering, or  even microvolunteering.

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04/13/15

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


How Alternative Spring Breakers Are Changing Communities Across America

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Take a look back at the powerful impact the ASB movement made this year. 

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03/27/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Looking for Work-Life Balance? Volunteer.

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Feeling stressed, unhappy and like you have too much on your plate? Does the thought of volunteering seem impossible, given you don’t have a minute to spare? Consider this: working people who volunteer are happier with their work-life balance than those who don't volunteer.

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03/23/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spending Saturday at the Mall, Volunteering

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When Greater Twin Cities United Way was looking for a big way to spread the word about volunteering, the organization picked a Minnesota landmark where lots of people go: the Mall of America. On Valentine’s Day 2015, United Way was one of eight nonprofit organizations offering “speed volunteering” activities during the 10th annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo, which included more than 80 nonprofits gathered at the Mall of America promoting their work.

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03/19/15

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