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

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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’s Signature Course
NYAVA will once again offer our signature course, Principles and Practices of Volunteer Management, on October 26 and 27, 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.
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Volunteering for a trail crew? There’s an app for that
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has launched a mobile application, called YourCO, designed to enhance and transform the experience of caring for Colorado’s natural resources, according to a release from the Denver-based nonprofit.Summit Daily, 10/14/2016
Hillary Clinton Calls for New National Service Reserve
Democratic presidential candidate proposed a new program on Friday aimed at expanding national service volunteer opportunities–for young Americans in particular.Fortune, 09/30/2016
Why the best volunteers can get burned by burnout
“The best volunteers are usually the ones most prone to burnout. That's because they’re so dedicated, they often fail to take mental health breaks or ask for help. And because they’re so dedicated, organizations often pile more and more responsibility on them.”
San Luis Tribune, 09/21/2016
After a Lifetime of Constant Volunteering, I’m Burnt Out
I am a serial volunteer. And it’s wearing me down.The Globe and Mail, 09/16/2016
Let actress Yvette Nicole Brown inspire you to volunteer
With her newly launched website, Brown, 45, seeks to be a “champion of kindness”: She is an outspoken proponent of volunteerism and encourages others in the entertainment industry to get involved in causes that benefit humanity at large.Los Angeles Times, 08/26/2016