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Investing in the Human Spirit

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I have volunteered for the Nashville Public Library for something like fifteen years because the library needed me. My friends in retirement volunteered at the old building when new books needed wrapping with Mylar, in the technical services department. We were called the "Mylar Boys." It was like a club.

In Rough Economy, Federal Employee Helps Others Find Jobs

I have been working for the Federal Government for over 33 years, most of the time in human resources (training, career planning, employee development, HR). I have written three courses on career planning and have conducted numerous workshops on career planning to thousands of individuals at Federal and local government agencies, professional associations, conferences, and non-profit organization. I have also been a career counselor in interagency job centers during Federal RIFs.

Seniors Support Summer Camp Craft Projects

Butte, Montana RSVP volunteers are enjoying their summer volunteer activities. One of our summer programs was at the Sunshine Kiwanis residential camp. This camp provides a residential summer camp program with a five day sessions for children from ages 7 – 11. The Butte Silver Bow Kiwanis Camp has been existence for the past 64 years.

Historic Preservation Supports Student Learning

Cooperative service among Czech/Slovak families was the purpose of ZCBJ Lodge 236 of Phillips, Wisconsin, founded in 1914, a mile deep in the woods at a community dance hall. From that small beginning the dozen or so families expanded to include non-Czech/Slovaks and evolved into Western Fraternal Life Association. They also volunteer time, financial and material aid to local, state and national charities without ethnic consideration.

Guam Community College Students Help Residents Discuss Military Buildup

The Military Buildup Community Forum is a service-learning project coordinated by Guam Community College’s Criminal Justice and Social Sciences students. This year-long endeavor started when Fall 2008 students surveyed the public to find what they considered major concerns facing our island community. The impending military buildup in reference to the relocation of U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam ranked number one.

Developers to Students: Plan It Yourself

We had in mind an organizational tool for kids making the transition from elementary school to the upper grades. It is a classic problem that these students don't know how to schedule their time and homework. Together we (the developers) have about 50 years of experience in planning and logical processes, and we think we have succeeded in adapting professional planning methods for upper school students. We think we have come up with something that doesn't really exist for kids (at least we couldn't find it).

FIrst-year Students Make Impact in DC

One student said that this was her first time doing community service. Another said that others had helped her throughout her life and this was the first time she could return the favor. More students said that random people who saw their service stopped and thanked them for their work.

Picks, Pulaskis, and Poems

It’s my job to hike into the wild, track down a trail crew, sit with them in the middle of their workday . . . and read them a poem. A poem? Indeed. What good might that do?

RAW Commitment: Adult and Youth Paired for College Preparation

Yesenia is a talented first-generation college applicant whose mother speaks little English. Dedicating over 80 hours between September and June, youth mentor Shelby helped her navigate a process that is especially complex for kids whose parents are immigrants and for whom cost is a real barrier.

Shelby works as an office manager at Raw Art Works in Lynn, MA. RAW is a youth arts organization that matches volunteer mentors with high school juniors and seniors to help them realize their future goals.

Kids, Community Members, and Corporation Team Up To Revitalize NYC Schools, Park

“Christmas has come in July for PS 28!” said Principal Nunez of Public School 28 after a group of volunteers spend a day revitalizing his school facility and installing new equipment. And this was a truly collaborative effort.


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