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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
NYAVA Networking Happy Hour
May 25 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Three Monkeys, 236 W 54th St, New York, NY
NYAVA is pleased to announce our next Networking Happy Hour, to be held on the evening of May 25, 2016. This event is free for members and guests. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided free of charge. We hope to see you there!
NYAVA’s Signature Course
NYAVA will once again offer our signature course, Principles and Practices of Volunteer Management, on May 24-25, 2016.
Come develop and strengthen your volunteer program with NYAVA’s signature volunteer management course. The Principles & Practices of Volunteer Program Management provides 2 days of intensive instruction on all the essential elements of an effective volunteer program. You will work in an interactive group setting with our two experienced instructors and your volunteer management peers to build skills that will be immediately useful to your program. Whether you are building the foundation of a new volunteer program or enhancing your current work with volunteers, Principles & Practices contains all the tools you will need to face the challenges of volunteer management.Learn more
IN THE NEWS
What Makes Wikipedia’s Volunteer Editors Volunteer?The enormous cost of labor alone would threaten the viability of Wikipedia if the non-profit had to pay its staff, but contributions are made almost entirely by volunteers. So, if such a valuable resource is run by people who work for free, why do they do it?Scientific American, 05/12/2016
’Hoping to Help’ Questions Value of VolunteersThe number of health care volunteers heading from developed to developing countries has soared in recent years, with commentators straggling behind debating the merits of the stampede.
New York Times, 04/25/2016
How our world would turn to chaos without dedicated volunteersWhat would happen if the countless legions of faithful volunteers simply went away?Seattle Times, 04/21/2016
U.S. Volunteer Time Worth $188 BillionThe value of volunteers’ time hit a record high in 2015, an estimated $23.56 per hour nationwide.The NonProfit Times, 04/14/2016
Volunteerism can help you kickstart your careerBuilding credibility is one of the biggest challenges we face in the job market. One of the best strategies to building credibility early on is volunteering. Forbes, 04/14/2016
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