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Volunteer Now at your local school

Volunteer Now at your local school

Why You Should Volunteer Now Why should you volunteer now is a great question.  Volunteering at your local school is always a wonderful way to bring compassion and joy into your daily life. By volunteering, you are likely to be happier and gain a

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App-Garden Releases New Features to Aid in Volunteer Recruitment in New School Environment

App-Garden Releases New Features to Aid in Volunteer Recruitment in New School Environment

The App-Garden, a leading cloud-based software company who works with K-12 administrators nationwide, has released new updates to the Volunteer Tracker to aid school districts with including volunteers in the new school environment.  The

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Volunteer Management: Develop a Plan and Avoid Frustration

Volunteer Management: Develop a Plan and Avoid Frustration

Volunteers are a valuable resource for organizations.  And, managing volunteers need not be a source of frustration.  With little time and attention, your organization can generate powerful volunteer impact and strengthen connections with

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Volunteer Safety during COVID-19

Volunteer Safety during COVID-19

With the coronavirus pandemic that we are all facing, the need for volunteers is growing.  Many are without jobs and stable income or unable to find food and basic needs due to school and organization closures and store storages.  Your

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Volunteering during COVID-19 - Benefits to People's Well Being

Volunteering during COVID-19 - Benefits to People's Well Being

Volunteering:  Benefits to People’s Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic There are a variety of reasons why people volunteer.  People may volunteer for the chance to give something back to the community or make a

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Practice Thankfulness

Practice Thankfulness

Any time during the year is a good time to thank your volunteers!  Volunteers are helping organizations achieve their mission and provide much-needed assistance to the organizations served.    More Americans than ever are

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2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

2020 New Year's Resolution: A Year of Helping Others

With the holidays comes the spirit of giving. All around the world people will volunteer their time to help those in need from cooking at their local soup kitchen, packing boxes for Toys for Tots, working with local churches or

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Falling in love with the Volunteer Tracker will increase volunteer participation

The Volunteer Tracker is a cloud based volunteer management application that allows you to quickly and efficiently manage volunteers and scheduling and will help increase volunteer participation. Here are just a few ways that the Volunteer Tracker

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Encouraging the Younger Generation to Volunteer

Encouraging the Younger Generation to Volunteer

Many school districts focus on attracting volunteers from older generations, presumably because these individuals are usually retired. However, dismissing younger generations as potential volunteers may mean missed opportunities to

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Four Reasons Tracking Volunteer Time = Value

Four Reasons Tracking Volunteer Time = Value

Allocating already stretched school resources to calculate volunteer time is often a low priority. However, volunteer time, although unpaid, is a valuable metric to have, and leverage. Here, at App-Garden, we have identified four of the

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Increase Volunteer Participation with App-Garden’s Volunteer Tracker

Increase Volunteer Participation with App-Garden’s Volunteer Tracker

With shrinking budgets year over year, volunteers remain the life force for so many school districts to support a variety of school programs. Organizing volunteers and drumming up participation, however, can sometimes seem overwhelming for

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Untapped Volunteer Pools: Where To Find Volunteers in a Dual-Income Society

Untapped Volunteer Pools: Where To Find Volunteers in a Dual-Income Society

Even as early as 1993, the rise of dual-income households was being correlated with the decline of volunteerism in local school districts. The initial studies focused primarily on the lack of working-aged women volunteering due to

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Spreading Environmentally Friendly Values On Earth Day

Spreading Environmentally Friendly Values On Earth Day

Every April 22nd recognizes the birth of the 1970 environmental movement. The idea for this day was founded by Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson who realized the need for more environmentally friendly practices. Among many other harmful events,

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Tips for Recruiting Volunteer Time

Tips for Recruiting Volunteer Time

While schools continue to grow, school administrators are often constrained by tighter resources. Schools are expected to be higher performing despite the reduced budgets. With expanding demands and reductions in funding, many decisions are made

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Promoting School Safety in Volunteer Programs

Promoting School Safety in Volunteer Programs

To promote the best experience for volunteer work in schools, there are a variety of volunteering opportunities that need one-on-one, student-volunteer interaction. Volunteers among many schools can read to elementary level students, tutor

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Recruiting Volunteers: Top 5 Reasons

Recruiting Volunteers: Top 5 Reasons

Many school districts are unaware of the impact that recruiting volunteers could have for the classroom. The diversity and value that volunteers offer help children further their education and provide them with an experience that may not

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5 Different Ways You Can Volunteer at Your Local Schools

5 Different Ways You Can Volunteer at Your Local Schools

Volunteering is a fun and simple way to get involved within the community. Volunteering can also be a great help to school districts who are struggling with budget cuts and need additional help. Whether you volunteer regularly or just as needed,

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How Volunteers Add Value to School Districts

How Volunteers Add Value to School Districts

Volunteering Not Only Gives You the Feeling of Personal Value, but They Also Bring Value to School Districts Volunteers are often the backbone of school events. They serve as helpers, positive role models, and student motivators. But volunteers

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Community Service, With A Lesson Plan

Community Service, With A Lesson Plan

Why Community Service Should Be Followed Up With a Lesson Plan Community service has become a large part of our education system, especially in high schools. Educators recommend that students fill their resumes with as many community service

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5 Different Ways You Can Volunteer at Your Local Schools

5 Different Ways You Can Volunteer at Your Local Schools

Volunteering is a fun, simple way to get involved within the community. When you volunteer at your local schools it can also be a great help to the school and district who may be struggling with budget cuts. Whether you volunteer regularly or

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Earth Day May Be Over, But School Beautification Shouldn't Be!

Earth Day May Be Over, But School Beautification Shouldn't Be!

We each have a duty to keep up the appearance of not only our planet, but our school as well. School beautification is a wonderful way to keep our schools looking spectacular, getting rid of any litter, and involving the community within your

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School Beautification Benefits Students - Volunteer at your school

School Beautification Benefits Students - Volunteer at your school

Would you believe it if I told you just by planning one school beautification day, the morale of the students would increase? That the school days after beautification would flow smoother and be filled with more energy? That your students would

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Literacy and Volunteers - a Crucial part of our world

Literacy and Volunteers - a Crucial part of our world

We often ask ourselves how we can promote economic growth, community involvement, and promote aspects of higher education. Increasing literacy can help in all of these areas and is also crucial to all around personal growth.  Literacy and

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