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Our mission is to advance and serve the volunteer resources management profession in the New York City area.

Tip of the Month

When Volunteerism Jeopardizes Unemployment Benefits

With so many people out of work and a renewed focus on volunteerism as a way to enhance a resume and increase chances of finding new employment, some may wonder if volunteer work can jeopardize an individual's unemployment benefits. The State Department of New York has clear guidelines outlining when volunteer work may be in conflict with the colletion of benefits. Responsible Volunteer Managers should educate themselves on these guidelines.
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Featured Member

Staci-Jo Bruce

Staci-Jo Bruce

This month, NYAVA wishes to highlight Staci-Jo Bruce, a new member and the recipient of a NYAVA Scholarship to the June 2013 Points of Light conference in Washington D.C.  Staci-Jo is currently the Director of Volunteer Services at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (CCANY).  She oversees the mobilization, recruitment, and maintenance of the volunteer program for Catholic Charities NY and acts as a resource for over 90 Catholic Charities agencies. asd

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Special Events
New NYAVA Workshop!
Transformative Storytelling: From Data to Delivery
Presenter: Lee-Sean Huang, co-founder and creative director of Foosa
Location: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 909
This workshop will help you develop skills to tell the story of your volunteer program. By using data about your volunteer program, you can demonstrate the impact of your volunteers. After completing this workshop, you will be better able to tell your volunteer story to a range of audiences, including prospective volunteers, funders, organizational leadership, and the public at large. For more information visit:
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Is V4SDGs real?
Volunteerism brings concepts of sustainable development closer to people and their communities. When people volunteer their time and energy, they bring with them enthusiasm and passion to change things for the better.Huffington Post, 11/09/2015
Charitable Giving Up Worldwide, Down in the U.S., Survey States
The United States retained the index’s designation as the most generous country in the developed world, with relatively high marks in helping strangers (third place) and volunteerism (sixth place).Chronicle of Philanthropy, 11/09/2015
This Is the Best Bang for Your Volunteering Buck
This time in October is when volunteer leaders honor the power of pro bono, a global campaign that celebrates and activates pro bono service across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. Huffington Post, 10/29/2015
Millennial Expectations Transform Employee Engagement
While incorporating purpose into one's professional life, outside the walls of the company itself, isn't necessarily new, the idea of emphasizing and integrating with a more formalized approach demands a bit of a re-set -- in a good way.Huffington Post, 10/28/2015
Helping others shouldn’t have to come with a ‘thank you’
What if you are trying to help others and they don’t appear to be grateful?The Washington Post, 10/27/2015