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Why Volunteering Is So Important at the End of the Year

By Guest Contributer on Nov 8, 2018

The end of the year can be a rough time for many people. Days are shorter and darker; nights are longer. In colder weather, people are less inclined to go out and some struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Spending the holidays alone can feel isolating, and traveling to see loved ones can be stressful. Some see the end of the year as a time for self-reflection, leading to feelings of regret, inadequacy or inferiority.

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5 Ideas to Encourage Your Employees to Volunteer

By Basil Sadiq on Mar 7, 2018

Guest post by Kenneth Waldman

Getting your employees to volunteer can be a challenging task. However, it can provide your company and your employees with many benefits that aren’t obvious right away. Employees may see volunteering as something that cuts into their time — either on or off work. In reality, volunteering represents a way of giving back to one’s community while strengthening relationships and building new skills, all of which ultimately improves the workplace and boosts employee engagement and retention.

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We Asked Volunteers to Share their Stories, and Antis Roofing Employees Stepped Up!

By Basil Sadiq on Feb 21, 2018

Angel Beltran is a marketing coordinator at Antis Roofing and Waterproofing — a roofing and waterproofing provider for homeowners’ associations and multi-family residential communities in Southern California. Their mission: to keep families safe and dry. They accomplish this through their prowess in roof maintenance and by supporting nonprofits!

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As a Former Mentee, Here’s How I Pass it On

By Guest Contributer on Jan 15, 2018

Editor’s Note: January is National Mentoring Month! To celebrate, we’ve partnered with Cricket Media to share stories about the positive impact mentoring — especially eMentoring — can have on young people’s lives.

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9 Fantastic Reasons To Volunteer During The Holidays

By Basil Sadiq on Dec 13, 2016

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Volunteers Are The Backbone Of Nonprofit Organizations

By Shari Tishman on Sep 2, 2016

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Guest post by Jason Miner

With National Volunteer Week approaching, and events in Boston and Texas reminding us of the importance of community, it’s become even clearer that volunteers really are the backbone of nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers help with fundraising, administrative tasks and operations, and they help spread the word about the mission of the organization. And although volunteers tend to perform such duties out of the care and concern they have for the goals set forth by the organization, there are a few key strategies that can be used to make these all-important volunteers feel recognized and appreciated:

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Why Prisons Need More Volunteers

By Basil Sadiq on Jun 6, 2016

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Guest Post by Mila Sanchez

It’s easy to think about volunteering in places like hospitals, food banks, schools, and animal humane societies, but some places that are commonly overlooked [and could really use volunteers] are prisons.

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9 Quotes To Inspire Your Volunteers (And Yourself!)

By Tess Srebro on Aug 27, 2015

Guest post by Lesley J. Vos

Even the most devoted volunteers experience a lack of inspiration and motivation from time to time.

As a volunteer leader, it’s you who can change this. You can encourage your volunteers, engage and motivate them to grow, and become a source of inspiration!

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What I Learned From Volunteering

By Shari Tishman on Aug 27, 2014

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This post should really be called: “How I learned more about my community and humanity once I stepped outside my college classroom.” You see, going to college in the heart of a city has an abundance of advantages, and many students are quick to take a big gulp of all the opportunities presented by the fast-paced, busy, and unique city landscape.

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Volunteering: History Of An American Value

By Guest Contributer on Apr 18, 2013

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Next week is National Volunteer Week, and we hope you’ll join us and spend some time thinking about the significant role volunteers have played, and are still playing, in our country overall. In the days to come, we’re going to be focusing on volunteer engagement, recognition, inspiration and more. But first, let’s consider just how deeply volunteering is a part of who we are as a nation.

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