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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Tapping in to Next Generation Volunteers and Leaders

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Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. What can we do to improve education in our communities? Pledging to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor is one way to help children and youth achieve their potential. Another is to tap into the energy of motivated teenagers and help them understand how to contribute to early grade education.

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07/10/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Passion for a Cause: Millennials Want to Work and Volunteer Together

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Employers take note. One-third of millennials surveyed said that their companies’ volunteer policies affected their decision to apply for a job, 39 percent said that it influenced their decision to interview, and 55 percent said that such policies played into their decision to accept an offer.

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07/07/14

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Be a Great Summer Volunteer: 5 Tips for First-Timers

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What are you doing this summer? If it's your first year as a summer volunteer, you may have a lot to learn. To do a good job and make a great impression, follow these tips. More

06/23/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering, Service and Democracy

Volunteers have shaped the U.S. since its founding and continue to contribute to its protection and prosperity. Benjamin Franklin believed that citizen service was essential to our democracy and founded our country’s first volunteer fire agency. Clara Barton led volunteers to help the wounded in the Civil War and later created the American Red Cross. Jane Addams’ settlement house movement led to significant social reforms for the urban poor.

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05/19/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteer and Celebrate Older Americans

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Did you know that older adults are at a much higher risk of unintentional injury than the rest of the population? You can help seniors live more stable and healthier lives by volunteering with United Way throughout the year but especially in May, which is Older Americans Month. More

05/16/14

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