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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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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
New E-Book Says Best Corporate Volunteerism Is Skills-Based
In the interest of spreading the message about skills-based volunteering, A Billion + Change partnered with Blackbaud and Riggs Partners to create a new e-book, which it has just released.  Forbes, 01/05/2015
Millennials No Slackers When It Comes to Volunteering, Poll Finds
A new survey finds that under-30 Americans are more likely than their parents to consider volunteering a “very important” civic obligation, the Associated Press writes. The Chronicle of Philanthropy , 12/30/2014
PA schools prepare for new background checks system, hope volunteerism does not suffer
Starting next year, all PA school employees, contractors and volunteers will need to obtain new security clearances every three years.Lehigh Valley Live, 12/26/2014
U.S. volunteerism: Which states do it best?
Volunteerism is slightly down in the U.S, according to a new study that ranks states on their philanthropic efforts.USA Today, 12/16/2014