Monthly Archives: December 2008

Next Generation Leaders

By Anne Schink A major study of the next generation of volunteer leaders demonstrates the importance of providing support for those invested in the nonprofit sector and for identifying a career path for the advancement of those with potential to … Continue reading

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The Secret Recipe for a Successful Volunteer Program

By Margaret E. Puckett Volunteers are very special people. They also can be pretty passionate, diverse, independent and unique. The reason they decide to volunteer is as diverse as the individuals themselves. It may be just because they want to … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

By Danielle Arbour We all know around the Christmas how easy it is to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. Especially this time of year it seems as though we are all scraping the bottom … Continue reading

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A Farewell Post

By Jodi Freedman I am writing this as my last posting on the Volunteer Maine website. I reached a milestone birthday this year and decided it was time to look at where I was in my life and if it … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Say “I”

By Penny Kern I recently had an opportunity to walk someone through the process of conflict resolution, with no emotional attachment on my part. How nice it was to pass along information without having the responsibility of “solving it.” Anyway, … Continue reading

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Becoming an Americorps Volunteer for a Day

By Charlie Hartman Back in June, Jo Hersom, the Director of the Maine Conservation Corps, mentioned that the teams working on trails around Maine included one working in Gulf Hagas. Since Gulf Hagas is one of my favorite places in … Continue reading

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