Upstairs, Downstairs Priming

Hannah is a volunteer coordinator at a large hospital system. She oversees many programs, from the gift shop volunteers to pet therapy, afghan makers and information desk greeters. 717 more words

Of All Things, Teeth Cleaning

I just got my teeth cleaned. After Corey, the hygienist and I catch up on each other, I kinda use the time to close my eyes and think, usually about all the things I’ve forgotten to do. 959 more words

Ragazza su una missione (Girl on a Mission)

Hi everyone, my name is Mitzi Brown and I am the Volunteer Coordinator at Shelterhouse of Midland County. I am so glad to finally begin writing our blog.   178 more words

Should I Be Crying?

Last week, I was talking to a brand new volunteer manager, who has been on the job for three months. I’m ashamed to say, but I’ve completely forgotten what it is like to be new to volunteer management, so listening to Amber talk about her experiences was enlightening. 815 more words

Volunteering's Big But

Chad is a volunteer for a public school system. A retired engineer, he has been working with students in the same fourth grade classroom for many years. 989 more words

The Facts and Figures of American Volunteering

Another wonderful video on how much volunteering helps our community. Even though volunteering is at an all time high, many non-profits and still looking for members. 102 more words


And the Award Goes to...

Periodically people send me forms to nominate a volunteer for some sort of recognition and award. Immediately I think, “oh good, a chance to showcase the volunteers,” then I start to mentally scroll through the volunteers, looking for that perfect one to nab that coveted engraved plaque. 930 more words