Monthly Archives: April 2009

Farewell Post

By Larry Ullian I used to volunteer at the Cancer Community center in South Portland. I co-facilitated a support group once a month. It was both exhilarating and enervating. Some of the participants were long-time survivors; others weren’t. Some continued … Continue reading

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Dream Big

By Anne Schink We have devoted a lot of blog time talking about ways to engage and keep volunteers. I’d like to talk about ways to expand the way you think about using volunteers. Many corporations and businesses are engaged … Continue reading

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Maine Senior Environmental Leadership Corps Being Organized

By Len Kaye The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just announced a grant to the state of Maine to establish the Senior Environmental Leadership Corps. This grant was awarded by the U.S. EPA’s Aging Initiative as a “2009 Building Healthy … Continue reading

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In tough times, do Employee Volunteer Programs still provide benefits to business?

By Bob Moore Just a few years ago, there were companies – including Augusta where our offices are located – who used to supply “loaned executives” for periods of up to 6 months to even a year for efforts like … Continue reading

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The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

By Penny Kern There’s an interesting article on about the new bill waiting for President Obama’s signature. It has been named for Senator Edward Kennedy and, according to the article, a pet project of the President’s. Here’s a brief … Continue reading

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Why We Do What We Do

By Chris Wolf We all hit challenges within our programs, and sometimes it’s hard to remember why we do what we do. But, then we hear the incredible stories about how the service of our volunteers has indeed made a … Continue reading

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