Monthly Archives: August 2011

Veteran Volunteers

Eileen Reilly Buzzello In Maine we have over 136,000 veterans, and most of them are age 50 or older. Right now most Maine veterans served in the Vietnam War, but within the next ten years, the number of Vietnam War … Continue reading

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Service Learning as a Strategy

By Michael Ashmore What if you had a strategy that you could use in your organization that would benefit the recipients of the services your organization provides, provide you with an opportunity to expand the reach of your organization without … Continue reading

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Maine VISTA Project Kicks Off With Orientation

Katie Klein Last week a new group of VISTAs started service at nonprofit organizations and agencies across Maine. The VISTA members with Maine VISTA Project have work plans for their year of service in line with the Corporation for National … Continue reading

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Micro Volunteering – The Wave of the Future?

Patricia Kimball On a recent troll through the internet for resources, I got lost in a few articles related to “micro-volunteering”. Have you heard of it? Apparently, the jury is still out about how much impact it will have on … Continue reading

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Labors and Their Fruit

By Matt Robinson For gardeners in Maine we are heading into that time of the year when we start to enjoy some of the fruits of our labors. Sure, lettuce and peas came up weeks ago; but now we can … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzle

By Penny Kern This is just a quick blog this month about the importance of the volunteer manager. Correction – the staff person who is responsible for the volunteers of an organization. Managing volunteers is a vital to any organization … Continue reading

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