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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

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Nonprofit Internship Tips: Your Co-Workers, You, and Your Passion

While navigating through my nonprofit internships as a college student and trying to make sense of my future and how to piece my nonprofit passion and experiences together, I found that my co-workers were extremely helpful and willing to support and further my passions within the sector. The relationships I was able to foster with my co-workers are part of the reason I am where I am today as a recent post-grad.

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The health of volunteering in the UK

A brief overview of the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom. I want to see the real aspect of volunteering across the pond, rather than the stereotypical soup kitchen support and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”style philanthropy of the US, compared to the Dickensian cliches of British Childrens Charities.

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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all. It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large.

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Making a difference: It takes a village

Hello my name is Andrew. I'm the co-founder of VolunteerMark. I'm not a regular blog contributor but today I just wanted to reflect on some of the amazing opportunities we have been given. Thank you to all our great partners. I hope that by reading this, you will be inspired to collaborate with someone new, possibly unexpected, and work together to solve an important problem. Nobody can work alone!

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Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work

When tackling social justice issues (which much volunteer work and nonprofit organizations are devoted to), it is important for us to have a productive, caring, and positive outlook. In essence, social justice work is very future-focused. As advocates and volunteers, we strive to alleviate present-day challenges and hardships that many people face in our world today. But, we also understand that in order to systemically eliminate and solve our world’s complex problems, we need to think ahead. We need to not just put band-aids over the issues and injustices, but find the roots, focus on the cause creating these issues, and work towards full equality and justice.

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