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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteer to Practice Random Acts of Kindness

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With our call to Give, Advocate and Volunteer to improve conditions in our communities, United Way encourages acts of kindness every day. Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9-15), however, is a great time to do good works in a spontaneous sort of way and to bolster our intention make volunteering and other more structured acts of kindness a regular part of our life throughout the year.

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02/11/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Nations Volunteers: Recognizing the Role of Volunteers in Eradicating Poverty

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Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, perfectly summed up the important role volunteers play in our world.  Volunteering, he said, “is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It brings positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s most vital assets.

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02/09/15

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Mei Cobb

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Retirees Who Volunteer

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Volunteers of all ages continue to inspire me. Whether they are teenagers helping to prepare tax returns or seniors sharing their time, experience and good will, people of all ages are finding that volunteering is part of an active, healthy and independent lifestyle.

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02/04/15

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


Top 3 reasons you should join our U by Kotex Alternative Spring Break

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You could spend this spring break watching Netflix and cleaning sand out of all your clothes. Or you could spend it in the nation’s capital working with a group of 25 college-aged women to empower women and girls in service and advocacy.

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02/03/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Reimagining Service: A Springboard to Strategic Volunteer Engagement

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Since 2009, Reimagining Service has sought to increase the impact of volunteers through new research and practices as well as initiatives that have changed the way the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors engage volunteers. The coalition has helped shift “the mindset of organizations and individuals regarding the value of volunteers” by highlighting “compelling data and exemplary organizations to demonstrate that strategic volunteer engagement is a cost-effective approach to building organizational capacity.”

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02/02/15

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