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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

This page is devoted to the management of volunteer programs at the federal government level.

~March 2014~

  • Time To Get Motivated

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TIME TO GET MOTIVATED

In some parts of the country, we have experienced (and continue to experience) dreary weather.  With bitter temperatures, inches of snow, and cloudy skies, we seek ways to stay motivated.  It can be hard to stay motivated in times when even Mother Nature is working against you for your commute to work or having an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.  Below is a compilation of quotes to help you get through not only Mother Nature’s beauty (or curse), but your everyday successes and challenges
starIt's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.  – Vince Lombardi

starWe must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King

starSometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. – Albert Schweitzer
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. –Nelson Mandela


starI learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.
Dr. Seuss


starI ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. –Jewish Proverb

starThe difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.  –Tommy Lasorda

 




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*The author of the Federal Government Volunteer Programs page is Melissa Heinlein-Storti , MA, MS, CAVS. Melissa Heinlein-Storti is the Chief, Voluntary Service at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, (215) 823-5868. Before venturing to the nonprofit sector, Melissa Heinlein spent time working for financial, IT, and pharmaceutical companies. With her business and marketing background, she took those skills and worked for Junior Achievement and structured a formal volunteer program at Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy before going into healthcare at Abington Memorial Hospital as the Assistant Director of Volunteer Resources. Her latest adventure is Chief, Voluntary Service at Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Melissa is past president and member of the Delaware Valley of Association for Volunteer Administration.  She is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Directors of Volunteers in Healthcare, Inc. and held positions as education chair (state and local), vice-president (state), and member-at-large).  She holds a MA in Communications from West Chester University, MS in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College, and is a certified administrator of volunteer services through AHVRP. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Human Development at Marywood University. She also contributed to the first textbook on volunteer administration.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing, sports, and exploring the outdoors. She prides herself when she talks about interacting with volunteers 5-99 years old – horses and dogs included.




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ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT VOLUNTEER MANAGERS SEEKS MEMBERS

The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is an association of administrators, coordinators and directors of volunteer programs in local government. Its purpose is to strengthen volunteer programs in local government through leadership, advocacy, networking and information exchange. NAVPLG is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties and is seeking affiliate status with the National League of Cities. Cost is $20 for individuals and $75 for group local government membership. An affiliate membership is $25 and is intended for those who are not local government members but may have an interest in the group. There is a quarterly newsletter, national network, and access to NACo's Volunteerism Project. For more information contact Robin Popik, who is a Volunteer Resource Supervisor. She can be reached by phone at 972-941-7114. Be sure to mention you read about this in Volunteer Today.


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