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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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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
Join Us for a Networking Breakfast!
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at New York Cares (Financial District, Manhattan)
Join us for our next brown-bag networking�breakfast! You’ll have the opportunity to network with other volunteer managers, discuss how professional associations can serve you in your career advancement and professional development, and be a part of shaping the future of NYAVA. This event is free for members, and members are encouraged to bring colleagues who are considering joining NYAVA and are new to or considering the volunteer management profession.
IN THE NEWS
New study spotlights volunteer rates in Jackson Heights, Sunnyside and WoodsideSunnyside, Woodside, and Jackson Heights are the focus of a new study released by NYC Service.Jackson Heights Post, 08/08/2017
After Election, More New Yorkers Tell Volunteer Groups, ‘I Can Help’Organizations in New York that depend on volunteers reported increases in volunteers this year, and traffic on a volunteering website maintained by the city has risen 20 percent in the past six months.New York Times, 07/21/2017
Stipends are not the right decision when serving as a volunteerA monthly stipend as compensation for a position that has been a volunteer position is inappropriate.Crestwell Chronicle, 07/20/2017
Paid, volunteer staff combination became only option for station A decline in volunteerism nationwide has created the need for combination or all-paid fire and ambulance squads.Daily Item, 07/01/2017
Minnesotans show a passion for volunteeringYear after year Minnesota is consistently ranked first or second in the country when it comes to volunteerism. Fox 9 News, 06/28/2017
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