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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Exploring the Volunteer Landscape in Taiwan

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Fresh back to the U.S. from a fantastic speaking and learning opportunity in Australia, I eagerly prepared for my next experience, this time in Taiwan. I traveled there at the invitation of Dr. Shin-shin Chen, from the Department of Social Work at Chaoyang University of Technology in Taichung City, Taiwan to present a series of lectures and workshops on United Way and Volunteer Engagement practices.

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10/27/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Cheers to Volunteers: Make A Difference Day

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Volunteers across the U.S. will come together on October 25, 2014 with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has sponsored Make A Difference Day. Millions are expected to participate, making this the largest national day of community service in the U.S.

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10/24/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What’s Up with Volunteering Down Under?

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In mid-September I traveled to the eastern seaboard of Australia, to meet with corporate and nonprofit representatives and talk about what’s new and what’s working in volunteering. Aside from spending lots of hours flying there and back, the experience was eye-opening and inspiring.

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09/29/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Want to Stay Active and Improve Your Health as You Grow Older? Volunteer!

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Baby Boomers are living longer lives than their predecessors, but not necessarily healthier lives, according to a study that warns of rising health care costs. The oldest of the Boomers, nearing 70, are looking for ways to reverse this trend.

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09/16/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


20 Years of Volunteering to Get Things Done for America

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It is fitting that the day after the National Day of Service and Remembrance we will celebrate the power of volunteering in a wholly different way. September 12, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, a strength of the volunteer movement in the United States.

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09/12/14

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