Monthly Archives: November 2008

Helping Teens to Help Their Community

By Christy Monroe By the time our kids are in their early teens they have usually mastered using a fork and spoon, brushing their teeth, and taking out the trash…but have they learned about caring for their community? Many of … Continue reading

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Unexpected Gift

By Pam Zeutenhorst With the holidays nearly upon us, many individuals and families act upon the spirit of the season by volunteering. For some it is an annual tradition. For others, it may be the start a new tradition or … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Leadership

By Jim Entwood One of the strategies I admire most about the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP), where I work, is the involvement of volunteers in every level of the organization. Not only are volunteers responsible for the core … Continue reading

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What Political Volunteerism Taught Me About Managing Volunteers

By Carla Ganiel I’m one of those people you’ve been hearing about for months—one of the members of Generation X who was inspired enough by our now president-elect to volunteer for a political campaign for the first time in my … Continue reading

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Departing National Service CEO Sees Unprecedented Need and Opportunity for Service and Volunteering

After five years leading the Corporation for National and Community Service, David Eisner steps down today, expressing pride in the momentum behind the service and volunteer sector, urgency about the need to harness civic power to tackle tough problems, and … Continue reading

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What will volunteerism and community service look like under a new administration?

By Julie D. Mulkern On the heels of last week’s historic election of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president, I thought it apt to share a bit of Obama’s plan for community service. It is an exciting time to realize … Continue reading

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LD 2202 “How To”

By Trudy Hamilton Many of you have read the article in October’s Volunteer Fare about LD 2202 (please refer to the October article if you’d like background about LD 2202). The response has been requests for how to get the … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Opportunities

By Kris Weeks Oliveri When someone walks through your door, are you open and ready to recruit a potential volunteer? Sometimes spontaneity can be the spark that starts a new volunteer on a road to service. Recently I was staffing … Continue reading

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What is the difference between ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’?

By Ann Swain Specific definitions can shed some light on the difference; however, perceptions of the two can be very confusing. ‘Coaching’ – training in how to deal with emotional problems and interpersonal relationships ‘Mentoring’ – the task of acting … Continue reading

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