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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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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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Call for Data on Volunteer Tourism
A growing number of school-leavers are postponing university for a gap year, with many signing up to programs that combine international travel with volunteering in developing countries.Sydney Morning Herald, 02/17/2015
UN development goals should ‘recognise volunteer efforts’, conference told
The contribution of volunteers to development work and recognition for the work they carry out in communities at home and abroad must be considered in the post-2015 UN development goals, a conference in New York has heard.Irish Times, 02/17/2015
Another Data Point for Performance Reviews: Employee Volunteering
As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace volunteering and tie it to their bottom lines.Forbes, 02/04/2015
How Do We Increase Empathy
Whatever the impact on others, volunteering may at least help the volunteer. New York Times, 01/29/2015
Trumbull Seniors Could Get Tax Break
If you're a senior citizen in Trumbull who wants to slash your tax bill, you might soon be able to work it off -- as a town volunteer.CT Post, 01/21/2015