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Report: Value Of Volunteer Time Up | The NonProfit Times

Report: Value Of Volunteer Time Up | The NonProfit Times

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The estimated average value of a volunteer hour was $22.14 in 2012, an increase of 35 cents, according to a new report from Independent Sector (IS). The Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group releases a dollar estimate of the value of volunteer hours every year as a way to acknowledge the work of volunteers across the country. […]

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NAMIWalks Tucson Needs Volunteers

NAMIWalks Tucson Needs Volunteers

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, needs volunteers to support their annual event, NAMI Walks. This important organization supports millions dealing with mental illness and their families. NAMI is also a voice of advocacy and a big source of resources to the community. Please join NAMI and volunteer some time on April 6, at […]

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Tucson’s Young Children Need Reading Tutors: Share Your Love of Reading

Tucson’s Young Children Need Reading Tutors: Share Your Love of Reading

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kids who can’t read fail in school and life A child who falls behind in reading in the earliest grades may never catch up. Reading is the foundation for everything else learned in school. Kids who can’t read are often embarrassed, act out, miss school, and eventually drop out. It’s a community problem but you […]

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CATCH Healthy Habits Program Teaches Kids to Live Healthy Lifestyles

CATCH Healthy Habits Program Teaches Kids to Live Healthy Lifestyles

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A popular health-oriented program for children is coming to Tucson this summer. CATCH Healthy Habits teaches kids good food choices and encourages fun, active lifestyles in an effort to combat obesity and related diseases. CATCH is a national program of the OASIS institute and will be led locally by Tucson OASIS, located near River and […]

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Young Leaders Society Days of Caring Target Low Income Middle School

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Young Leaders Society invites YOU to participate in the Imago Dei Middle School Days of Caring project on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  There are two time slots you can choose from; 8:00am – 12:00pm or 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Imago Dei Middle School is a nonprofit independent school serving children of low-income families in Tucson. This […]

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Tohono Chul Park Annual Docent Training Begins in October

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Outstanding Volunteer Opportunity for Lovers of the Sonoran Desert It’s nearly time for the Docent Class training to begin again at Tohono Chul Park. Park Docents are those volunteers in the brown vests that mark them as the interpreters and teachers of the secrets of the desert. Docents roam the grounds looking for visitors to […]

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Managing Your Grants Program

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA) is talking funding and grants at its next regular meeting. SAVMA meetings are open to interested nonprofit staff even if not (yet) members! via SAVMA.org Think that your volunteer program has nothing to do with funding success? Think again! A vibrant volunteer program shows that the community is […]

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Reading Tutors Make a Significant Difference in Young Lives

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Volunteers needed for inter-generational tutoring/mentoring program in Tucson Tucson OASIS has an outstanding volunteer opportunity. It’s an opportunity to interact 1-on-1 with an at-risk child in grades K-5 and help them learn to read at their grade level – the most important and basic educational skill all children need. This volunteer opportunity is unique in that it pairs an […]

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It’s Unfathomable, But a Sad Reality in Tucson As Well

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

I wanted to pass on this article from a 14 year volunteer. This is a reality in Tucson as well. I ran a fundraiser to gather sneakers for kids at Nash Elementary – years before the current economic downturn – after a coach told me that many of the students couldn’t participate in sports because […]

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After 32 It’s all Downhill

After 32 It’s all Downhill

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Best Selling Book Shows Us How to Age Successfully Bestselling author Chris Crowley was in town for several events and a talk this week. He wrote the book (books really, there is a version for men and another for women) Younger Next Year. Turns out he’s a great speaker – gruff, funny, and very informative. […]

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