Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sharing Power- PART I

By Deb Bicknell At the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) we have a group of young people who help to plan all aspects of our events, a youth planning team, or YPT, as we fondly call it. The group has … Continue reading

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“New legislation to help afford the rising number of volunteers”

By Bob Moore With an influx of the newly unemployed, New York Cares, an organization that links volunteers to projects, is anticipating over 50,000 recruits this year, up from 27,000 just four years ago. Likewise, Taproot, a San Francisco-based nonprofit … Continue reading

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Summer Recruiting

By Penny Kern Do you find recruiting or maintaining a volunteer program particularly difficult during the summer months? Is it the “summer attitude” of laying back and relaxing what is happening? Or, could it be that there are so many … Continue reading

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Advocating for Professionalism in our Field

By Trudy Hamilton Those of you who know me understand how I feel about advocating for professionalism in our field. I’m all for it, and think we need to promote it…united we stand, divided we fall kind of thinking. Part … Continue reading

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By Karen Stephenson With the deadline for 6 Who Care nominations just around the corner, I’ve been reflecting on volunteer recognition and what it means to the volunteer. I believe most volunteers don’t do the work they do because they … Continue reading

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Sometimes, You Just Get Lucky

By Pete Phair All volunteers are special, but some volunteers are like a four-leaf clover. You never know where you might stumble upon one but you feel so lucky when you do. Some of the most devoted volunteers I have … Continue reading

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By Ruth Saint Amand Senior Corps Week, July 13th through July 19th, has come to an end! With a flurry of activity, from the signing of the Proclamation by Governor Baldacci on Monday the 13th, to news releases and events … Continue reading

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Re-energize with Professional Development

By Rochelle Runge With the opening of registration for the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism it got me thinking about professional development in our field. It can be so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that we forget … Continue reading

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“Making Community Connections”

By Eleanor Reese What do you do with all the new found information or ideas you’ve gained through your networks, workshops and publications? Do you implement it right away? Do you file it away for future use? Or maybe you … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal

By Paula Burnett Come on down! Be a volunteer contestant! Select a door! What is behind door #1, door #2, or door #3? Ok, the volunteer has selected your door (agency). Now it is time to “make a deal” to … Continue reading

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