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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
New NYAVA Workshop!
Big Time Leadership 
Presenter: Taren Sterry, Big Time Coaching
Location: 65 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006

What’s your Big Time? How do you see yourself as a leader, both personally and professionally? Are you viewed as a leader within your organization? This interactive workshop will help you to identify the leadership qualities necessary to create seemingly impossible results. During our group session, you will learn how to identify leadership gaps that impede performance, your personal zone of genius and how to address adversity everywhere and still stand for the greatness in your staff and the organization. 

This session will be led by Taren Sterry of Big Time Coaching. A certified coach, Taren has helped people from all walks of life become more confident communicators and successful leaders. Through her unique blend of executive coaching, presentation training, counseling, and team-building, Taren provides her clients with a transformative experience—one that helps them to discover their voice and bliss, become more effective leaders and achieve their goals.

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Programís plea: Set aside an hour on set day next week for volunteering
The volunteer effort known as 24 Hours of Impact has been scheduled for July 22.Omaha World-Herald, 07/14/2016
In a Digital Society, In Real Life (IRL) Community Still Matters
America is a nation of dreamers and doers, a country shaped and propelled forward by visionaries banding together to promote social good and create meaningful change. Volunteerism has always been at the core of who we are. Huffington Post, 07/01/2016
Why Volunteering Is The Single Most Overlooked Skill On Resumes
A new report from Deloitte found that hiring managers value volunteering, but many candidates don't mention their experience.Fast Company, 06/16/2016
STEM Volunteerism for the 21st Century
Skills-based volunteerism (SBV) allows virtually any employee to be a STEM volunteer and contribute their particular expertise and knowledge to solve a problem and build capacity for both STEM and non-STEM organizations.Huffington Post, 06/09/2016
Corporations need to avoid the ethical blindspots of volunteerism
PR managers play a key role in ensuring that staff stands to gain from volunteering. London School of Economics and Political Science, 05/25/2016