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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
NYAVA Networking Happy Hour

December 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at MME Fine Art, 74 E. 79th Street.

NYAVA is pleased to announce our next Networking Happy Hour, to be held on the evening of December 4, 2014. This event is free for members and guests. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided free of charge.
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Impact of Charity & Volunteerism at Correctional Facilities
Volunteers provide a positive role model for inmates and a valuable service not only to corrections but the public as, 12/15/2014
Giving Tuesday Shows Strong Growth in Both Donations and Volunteerism
Nearly 18,000 corporate, civic, and charity partners registered to participate this year in Giving Tuesday, which was created by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, in New York City.The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 12/04/2014
North Allegheny officials say new state law on volunteers problematic
Pittsburgh school districts have always had the choice of whether to require clearances for volunteers, or even what types of volunteers. A new law makes no distinction between active volunteers and seasonal volunteers.Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 11/20/2014
A Great Recipe for Positive Social Change: Mix One Young Entrepreneur With a Team of Volunteers
One of the themes fresh on the minds of  young entrepreneurs is how to harness the power of volunteerism to promote change in communities. Huffington Post, 11/14/2014
A new model for the 21st century youth volunteer
As the world becomes increasingly more connected and integrated due to globalization, technology and increased mobility, is there also a need to change how we look at volunteerism in the 21st century?Devex, 11/05/2014