Monthly Archives: June 2009

Read. Pass It On. College Students Shine a Light on Literacy:

By Elaine Tselikis 1 in 14 Maine adults cannot read this sentence. As Literacy Volunteers of Maine shaped its 2009 campaign and fundraiser, I envisioned engaging photography students as major artistic creators, to produce a body of work that fuses … Continue reading

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Service Learning: There’s Something for Everyone

By Amy Davidson I have to say that this year has been one of the most inspiring years for me professionally. Since starting this job in 1998, not only have the people who volunteer changed, but the types of service … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Service-Learning and the New Serve America Legislation

By Fran Rudoff While much of the press attention around the newly enacted Serve America legislation has centered on the expansion of Americorps, the service-learning field is celebrating important changes that will help expand service-learning opportunities for K-16 students through … Continue reading

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Volunteer Burnout

By Anne Schink I remember a summer several years ago when I lay in bed on a hot summer night suffering with a terrible cold, ear infection and general misery. I struggled to figure out what had triggered this sense … Continue reading

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Increasing Capacity through Volunteer Leaders

By Lori Jean Mantooth What are the goals of your organization? Are you able to meet these goals with your current staff capacity? Would you like to expand your current efforts and take on new projects? Volunteer leaders can help … Continue reading

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The Generational Rainbow-How Using The Entire Spectrum Can Help Our Programs Succeed

By Margaret E. Puckett All the buzz today seems to revolve around the new emerging demographics of the volunteer workforce and how volunteer programs must change the way they use these volunteers to remain viable. It’s one of the hottest … Continue reading

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Prepare for “New” Volunteers in Challenging Times

By Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom Volunteering has made it into the news a lot recently for a couple of different reasons. First, the recession is increasing the ranks of the unemployed as well as increasing the demands on voluntary organizations. Second, President … Continue reading

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By Penny Kern I was looking through some old material the other day and ran across some interesting information about the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I didn’t throw it away like I’ve been doing to a LOT of my old … Continue reading

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Finding volunteers for those “blah” tasks…

Dani Arbour We all need volunteers to help us accomplish our mission. For me, it’s ensuring the lives of the animals we care for are enriched and comfortable during their stay. This doesn’t always mean working with the animals, however. … Continue reading

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