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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Volunteers Can Bring “Tears of Joy” During Tax Season

Preparing tax returns can be stressful, but for a special group of people, tax season is a joyful time of year. Free tax-preparation programs for eligible people rely on volunteers from January through “Tax Day” to help maximize tax benefits and incentives for families who could use a boost. More

04/14/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Kids Volunteer to Change the World

You don't need to wait until you grow up to change the world. Children and teens are creating change every day by volunteering. On Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014, 800+ partners—United Ways, schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, and other individuals—are coming together to activate young people to improve their communities.  More

04/10/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Five Reasons Volunteer Mentors Matter

As we celebrate “National Volunteer Week” and lift up the nearly 11 million volunteers across the United Way network, I wanted to acknowledge one form of leadership that’s essential to creating the kind of lasting change we seek for our communities—the volunteer mentor. More

04/09/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

United Way Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s work to advance the common good. During National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, we celebrate hundreds of thousands of United Way volunteers across the U.S. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteering and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. More

04/07/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

A Volunteer Reflects on Alternative Spring Break in Biloxi

In this final Alternative Spring Break blog post, Iowa State's Nick Kettelkamp shares his experience volunteering at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MS. More

04/03/14

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