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Mei Cobb

Senior Director, Volunteer and Employee Engagement
United Way Expert Ask me about Volunteer engagement.

In addition, her portfolio included corporate volunteering, youth and family volunteering, international and disaster volunteering. Mei is also a partner with VIP GlobalNet and an international consultant and trainer on volunteering. She is a strong advocate for the leadership role Volunteer Centers play to help impact serious social problems in local communities throughout the world.  She has consulted, designed and conducted training in 21 countries on 6 continents. She most recently worked with the Emirates Foundation in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier in her career, Mei was Vice President, Volunteer Services at the United Way of San Diego County and worked at the United Way of Escambia County and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Blog Posts by Mei Cobb

Celebrate International Volunteer Day

December 5th is International Volunteer Day. Established in 1985 by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is a chance to celebrate and thank volunteers worldwide, and increase awareness of the value of volunteers.

Volunteering During the Holidays

The holiday season is here – and with it are opportunities to spend time with family, take days off from work and, often, a greater sense of wanting to help those in need. So the holidays should be a great time to volunteer, right?

Volunteer to Make A Difference

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine has sponsored Make A Difference Day. Scheduled on Saturday, October 26, 2013, millions of volunteers from around the world will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

Volunteer Management & Feeding 1,000 More People Each Month

Research conducted by the TCC Group shows that organizations that strategically leverage volunteers outperform peer organizations on all measures of organizational capacity and have greater impact. These organizations, known as “service enterprises,” often deliver great results with fewer financial resources than peer organizations.

Volunteer to be Prepared

September is National Preparedness Month in the United States. National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. FEMA's Ready Campaign offers a wealth of information to help all of us prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters like hurricanes and other major storms, and potential terrorist attacks.