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  • Nights & Weekends
    Volunteers - TOO Many Volunteers Part 5: Work the Night Shift
    It’s not 24/7, yet it’s not 9 to 5… After many thrashings this week… what’s obvious to those entrenched in EFFECTIVE nonprofits/ministry, appears crazzzzzzzzzzy to outsiders.While an early bird at heart, ideally my...
  • Graduation
    Volunteers - TOO Many Volunteers Part 4: Invest in a Season
    Graduations have started… we will LOSE at least 15% of our critical lead volunteers in the next month… What? They depart college for careers in other locations. We have chosen to invest in a planned season…Huge numbers gone...
  • Fire Department in need of dedicated lifesavers
    Fire Department in dire need of volunteers and staff
    Sugarcreek Township Fire Department recently had two full-time employees resigned; leaving two much needed spots to fill. The trustees feel that by having two spots unfilled, it will help create a sustainable overhead that the fire department...
  • Bloomingdale Character Counts 2015
    Good character traits count in Bloomingdale
    The Character Counts pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship remain important community ideals for residents of Bloomingdale. For the past 14 years, the village has honored noteworthy citizens whose...
  • American Red Cross
    American Red Cross volunteers dropped everything to serve humanity in Nepal
    The American Red Cross volunteers are working night and day to save the innocent victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Looking into the eyes of a child who has lost both a mother and father makes going to the movies, or watching a baseball game...
  • volunteers
    National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, 2015!
    This world would not be what it is today without the many volunteers who sacrifice their time and energy to helping organizations around the Calgary area every day. Volunteers come in all ages and demographics and are a valuable resource to...
  • Celebrate Feeding South Florida at "The Coolest Party"
    Celebrate Feeding South Florida at "The Coolest Party"
    Feeding South Florida invites all volunteers, sponsors and supporters to join it on Thursday, March 5 at "The Coolest Party," a celebration of the organization's new 6,400 sq. ft. cooler and freezer. The new appliance will enable...
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
    VOC's new video to help Coloradoans be active stewards of our naturtal resources
    Today, March 3, 2015, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) released a new short animated video with the intent of motivating us Coloradoans to take a more active role in helping protect, restore, enhance and preserve our natural resources. This...
  • When they say YES
    I have too Many Volunteers Part 3: 3 ways to avoid receiving an F for Failure
    “Too many volunteers” generates a ton of interest in a climate where service is diminishing…Most organizations reveal huge gaps… many attitudes=after all, they are just volunteers. Urrrrgh , when done with precision,...
  • Beavercreek votes for the best of the best
    A call for nominations for the best of the best
    It’s that time of the year where Beavercreek residents can nominate the best of the best. It’s a time to show appreciation for the people that make a difference in the community. The Beavercreek Chambers is preparing for their Annual...
  • Local school kids show their Gener-Paws-Ity on Giving Tuesday
    Local school kids show their Gener-Paws-Ity on Giving Tuesday
    Giving Tuesday occurs on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Its purpose is just how it sounds – for people to be able to give to others.Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC), in conjunction with the second-graders from Solana Santa Fe...
  • Branch on trail
    Pitch-in and help keep our trails clear
    We are blessed with many parks, trails, walking paths and rail-trails in the Lehigh Valley. Trails are usually maintained by township, city, county and state workers, and sometimes with the help of volunteer groups. Many of these trails pass...
  • Guardians of Rescue advocates for feral cats
    Guardians of Rescue advocates for feral cats
    The Guardians of Rescue, otherwise referred to as GOR, has a major goal in mind – to help all living animals. Although for the most part we hear about the tasks they ensue with canines, this great group of men and women are also quite...
  • National Park Service proposes new volunteer directive; seeks public comment
    National Park Service proposes new volunteer directive; seeks public comment
    The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing new policies and procedures for its Volunteers-in-Parks program. NPS proposed a new director's order in the Federal Register of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. It is taking public comments on the proposal...
  • Rose at GM
    Rose Parade preview: Self-built floats tell ‘Inspiring Stories’ for 2015 parade
    Unlike the extravaganza on the other coast, the Tournament of Roses Parade isn’t put on by a commercial corporation. Bands come to Pasadena from all over the world to participate and float sponsors run the gamut from local cities to multi...
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