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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
IN THE NEWS
Labor Department Study Says Volunteerism at 10-Year LowThe Bureau of Labor Statistics has been conducting studies of the rate of volunteerism in the U.S. since 2002, and its study this year shows that rate to be the lowest to date at just 25.4 percent. Nonprofit Quarterly, 02/27/2014
After Olympics, Russians Hope Culture of Volunteerism RemainsAt any of the Olympic venues, one thing you always notice are the volunteers. They are the front-line staff and the face of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Boston.com, 02/20/2014
Statistics Show Utah Leads Volunteering In One CategoryUtah dominates the world of volunteering, or so it seems from statistics based on an exhaustive national poll.Fox News, 02/13/2014
The Price for Super Bowl VolunteersThe N.F.L. opted to hire temporary paid workers for positions in which volunteers had typically been used. The decision was an apparent response to a class-action suit brought by the firm Outten & Golden, which is based in Manhattan, against Major League Baseball, which did not pay volunteers at the All-Star FanFest at Javits Center in July.New York Times, 01/28/2014
MLK Day of Service: Carrying his legacy forward by doing for others
Americans all over the country are honoring the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving back to their community and taking part in the national MLK Day of Service.
Christian Science Monitor, 01/20/2014
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