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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Help Wanted: Employers Who Hire National Service Volunteers

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Looking to hire good people? Look to national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, where some of our country’s best and brightest develop essential leadership and problem-solving skills. How to tap into this talented team? Become involved with the Employers of National Service, a federal initiative that promotes recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities for job seekers who have served in AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. United Way is a charter member of the initiative and has joined more than 70 leading employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors in this effort.  

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12/09/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


International Volunteer Day:  A Global Celebration of Volunteers

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In recent months I’ve enjoyed sharing news about volunteering from around the world:  Australia, Taiwan, and RomaniaInternational Volunteer Day (IVF), celebrated each year on December 5, is the perfect day to shine a spotlight one more time on inspiring volunteer engagement in places outside the U.S.

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12/05/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering May be the Key to Happiness and Health (Really!)

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The good news keeps coming in: volunteering not only contributes to good physical health as we age, but also good mental health and happiness as well. A recent study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to examine peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.

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12/03/14

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Edwin Goutier

By Edwin Goutier


3 Ways Millennials are Changing the World of Giving

The world of giving is changing rapidly. People are giving in different ways and for different reasons and at the forefront of this transformation are Millennials. Here are three ways that Millennials are shaping and changing charity.

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12/02/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


National Family Volunteer Day is Nov. 22

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National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season with giving and service. It is a great day to enjoy the benefits of family volunteering! Volunteering is a wonderful way for families to spend quality time together and expand their horizons by volunteering with and serving others. Volunteering is filled with “teachable moments,” and also provides a way for children to fulfill school community service requirements and develop leadership skills. Volunteering as a family can help inspire a lifetime of service and to being an active member of the community.

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11/19/14

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