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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


Millennial Women: A Force for Change

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Lianne Wynne (far right) speaks with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, along with fellow ASB participants Destini Perkins and Sandy Vercellino.

Hear about how 25 young women made waves in Washington, DC this March. 

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04/07/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


From Tasmania: A New Take on the Value of Volunteering

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Recently I’ve shared insights from new research on measuring volunteer impact, why episodic volunteers keep coming back, and employee motivations for volunteering. Another report, from Tasmania, Australia, offers an interesting take on the economic value of volunteering.

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04/06/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Cesar Chavez and Volunteering: Standing up for Others

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At its core, volunteering means standing up for others. As the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez gave much of himself and his life to advocate for and to improve the lives of others. And so on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate his birthday and honor his life and work by promoting service to the community. 

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03/31/15

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