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CERTIFICATION IN VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATION
Are you ready to raise your credibility and demonstrate your professionalism as a leader and manager of volunteers? Earning the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential is an effective strategy toward this goal. This is a self-study process involving an exam and written portfolio, and is appropriate for anyone with at least 3 years of experience in volunteer resource management. Registration for the 2012 cycle is now open.
Visit http://www.CVAcert.org for all the details.
Questions: Katie Campbell,
CVA Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
CONNECTION BETWEEN VOLUNTEERING AND EMPLOYMENT
A study by the National Conference on Citizenship shows a positive relationship between volunteering and employment. US states in which there are high levels of volunteering, voting, and participation in civic events also have the least drastic increases in joblessness during recessions. The information for the study came from federal labor and census data from 50,000 households.
BUSINESS STEPS UP TO HELP UNEMPLOYED
Starbucks is teaming up with Opportunity Finance Network® (OFN), a group of community lending institutions set up to provide financing to community businesses that need help. Online or in a Starbucks store you can donate to the cause. When you donate, OFN receives 100% of your donation to create and sustain jobs in underserved communities. The Starbucks Foundation donated the first $5,000,000. There is a wristband to wear as a symbol of your support. Get your volunteers in helping this job creation effort.
Have phone! Willing to volunteer! Microvolunteering are tasks that volunteers can do via a smart phone. Sparked is a web site that matches volunteers to tasks. http://www.sparked.com/microvolunteering
Jayne Cravens, an expert on microvolunteering, comments on a new research initiative being planned by the Institute for Volunteering Research. She is seeking comments from those interested in this topic. Check her opinions and add your own.
Rob Jackson from Australia chimed in on the proposed research and asked to hear from his readers, too.
If you are interested in microvolunteering, share your views with these experts. Read what other managers of volunteers say. You can hope they will forward your opinions to those doing the research.
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