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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Celebrate Seniors.  Volunteer.

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August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day. Created by President Reagan and Congress in 1988, the purpose of the day is to highlight ways to show gratitude to America’s senior citizens.  One way to show older adults that we appreciate their contributions to our society is to volunteer, either alongside them or through projects designed to make life better for them.

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08/21/14

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Mei Cobb

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For a Good Life: Volunteer!

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What’s a great way to help ensure healthy, active, and independent living throughout your life? Volunteering. Contributing to your family, peers and community by volunteering is important at every age. When individuals volunteer, they not only help their community but also experience better health in later years, whether in terms of greater longevity, higher levels of functioning or lower rates of depression.

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07/30/14

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Mei Cobb

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Mandela Day:  A Day to Remember and Volunteer around the World

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July 18 is the birthday of the late Nelson Mandela.  Across the globe, he will be remembered for his sacrifices for and leadership in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and his commitment to service.  Volunteers celebrate this legacy on “Mandela Day”, which was created in 2009 to inspire people to serve as he did and as he urged others to do. This year the call to serve on July 18 has inspired over 1,000 activities in 126 countries.  While the activities are as diverse as the volunteers, many of them will focus on this year’s theme of food security.

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07/18/14

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Mei Cobb

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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

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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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