Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fixing a Common Disconnect Between Garden Bounty & Need

by Keri Penick Have you ever heard of the nationwide program Plant-A-Row (PAR)? Most people are able to exclaim- “Oh, I’ve heard about that!” Commonly, people do understand it is a public service campaign to encourage home gardeners to grow … Continue reading

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Come Together

by Jamie Andrew Last Thursday, I woke up earlier than usual. I was running through a list in my head: coffee donations to pick up from Arabica, blueberry scones from Standard Baking Company, how many paper cups are we going … Continue reading

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Doing More and Doing Better.

by Patricia Kimball It is hard to believe sometimes that there was life before email. How did we communicate? How did we share our ideas? How did we schedule meetings, announce events, or talk to our friends across the country … Continue reading

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Should Your Volunteers Be Part of Your Performance Appraisal Process?

by Stan Janas A number of blog posts have addressed the importance of managing the performance of volunteers, coaching them, making sure they have a clear understanding of the tasks required and supervising their work. It makes me wonder why … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Week: Matinicus Island

by Lana Cannon On May 13th and 14th, Matinicus Island will be celebrating AmeriCorps Service Week by cleaning the major beaches and recycling the waste found on the beaches at the local recycling center, and clearing the Matinicus Trail of … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Week: AmeriCorps Alums of Portland

by Caitlyn Horose One term of AmeriCorps service just wasn’t enough for me – I’d done AmeriCorps*NCCC and made a difference in communities from Mississippi to Maine. I fell in love with the Pine Tree State and moved here for … Continue reading

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Volunteers with Disabilities

by Lucy Bayard People with disabilities volunteer for the same reasons that anyone else does–to give back to their communities, to improve their surroundings, and to be active and engaged in life. Some national service participants who have disabilities volunteer … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps Week: Isle au Haut

by Margaret Snell On May 13, as part of AmeriCorps week, four island fellows will work with Isle au Haut community members to clear trails and clean beaches in Acadia National Park on Isle au Haut. Isle au Haut is … Continue reading

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