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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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Volunteers as Global Citizens: Evolution of Volunteerism in the SDG Era, Part Two
UNV and the China Volunteer Federation recently brought a group of Middle Income Countries (MICS) together to debate the merits of Volunteering for the Sustainable Development Goals (#V4SDGs). A consensus emerged among the countries participating that international volunteering can take on completely new significance for the MICS as volunteer providers.Huffington Post, 02/01/2016
America Does Not Have Enough Volunteers
Most of us don't have the big extra dollars to help out our favorite charities. So the vast majority of Americans need to help by volunteering their services instead.Huffington Post, 01/31/2016
Volunteers as Global Citizens: Evolution of Volunteerism in the SDG Era
With the creation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the questions of universality of certain United Nations mandates has been given new prominence.Huffington Post, 01/18/2016
What Does MLK National Day of Service Mean to Us?
U.S. Congress designated MLK Day as a National Day of Service in 1994. And rightly so as Dr. King's message was clear, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"Huffington Post, 01/14/2016
Snapshot: Winter volunteerism, outdoor-style
Each month, subscribers to an email blast read an appeal looking to recruit nature lovers who converge at that corner to tackle buckthorn and other hard-to-corral invasive plants.Chicago Tribune, 01/07/2016