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Can Volunteering Help You with Your Job Search?

An email came across the other day with a subject line that read “Can Volunteering Help You with Your Job Search?” I knew that we all learn new skills through volunteering and certainly the connections we make can help lead us to future employment. But what I took as common knowledge hadn’t ever been proven, until now.

7 Days to SERVE

Calling Corporate America! Looking for a way to energize employees and give back to your communities? Consider a day, or even a week, of employee volunteering.

What to Do When You Are Looking for Volunteers

If you are part of a nonprofit organization or working on a community project, there is a good chance you spend a large percentage of your time looking for volunteers. As your organization expands, so does the need to find more volunteers. It's important to use every means possible to find people who are willing to join your mission.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate our friends, neighbors and colleagues who give of their time and talent to advance the common good.

Corporate Volunteering:  The Civic 50

The Civic 50 is the nation's first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Family Volunteer Idea: Stone Soup

A hot pot of soup, steaming on the stove, is a welcome and nourishing sight during the harsh winter months. Holding a “Stone Soup” event – perhaps with family and friends – can help both social service organizations and the hungry in our midst.

Volunteering – the Secret to a Long Life?

At age 96, Fred Egley is not your average volunteer. In addition to spearheading two World War II memorials in Norfolk, Nebraska, Fred has been an active volunteer with his church, from fundraising to painting the exterior when he was in his 80s.

The 10th Annual Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award

The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Atlanta recently announced the winner of the 2012 Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award at the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Decatur Book Festival. This festival is the largest independent book festival in the country.

Young People + Volunteering = Bright Future

As of October 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 7.9% unemployment rate in the United States. The figure is much higher, however, for young men and women. I am optimistic, though, about young adults who are spending their early 20’s volunteering through Teach for America, VISTA, City Year, and other service organizations like them. And I am proud of United Way’s role in helping idealistic young people find a way to serve, improve their skills and in some cases, earn money for college or graduate school.