Category Archives: Generations

Meghan Charest of Falmouth Honored as Maine Youth Volunteer of the Year

The Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism Youth Volunteer of the Year category recognizes an individual under the age of 20 who has contributed to the life of someone in his/her community or to the improvement of the community through … Continue reading

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What Will You(th) Bring to the Table?

by Laura Rog We’re thinking a lot about child hunger at generationOn right now, and how we help scaffold youth to understand and act on such a complicated and critical issue. As a result of launching our “What Will You … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Tips for Working with Teens as Volunteers

by Erin McKelle Working with youth can be a challenging but rewarding experience. I myself am only 17 and have been involved in many different volunteering and activist projects, from working in a rape crisis center to leading a clothing … Continue reading

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Motivation As We Age

by Anne Schink Laura Carstensen of Stanford University has conducted research about emotional and psychological changes as people age. She looked at three key variables: social interactions, knowledge gains and information seeking, and future possibilities. If we connect those lessons … Continue reading

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Bone Builders Encourages Peer Support, Active Approach

by Cindy Rowe I will soon be 63 years old. I am married and have three grown children. And, yes, I am still working – as an office manager of a veterinary clinic. I have long been interested in the … Continue reading

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Foster Grandparents in Schools Improve Student Outcomes

by Matthew Houghton I have been an elementary principal for the last 20 years. An important and integral part of building a positive school climate has been the addition of Foster Grandparents to my schools. The Foster Grandparent Program, a … Continue reading

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VISTA: Fighting Poverty with Passion

by Monika Pardon When I mention that I am an AmeriCorps*VISTA and that I serve with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, the usual response is “huh?” That is when I attempt to say what AmeriCorps is and what we … Continue reading

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Recruiting pro bono and highly skilled volunteers

By Anne B. Schink Watch your local Time Warner cable channel for a new public service announcement about pro bono and skilled volunteers. Get a sneak peak on VolunteerMaine.org. As a volunteer manager, you have probably had experience with people … Continue reading

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