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Volunteer Now at your local school

Volunteer Now at your local school

Why You Should Volunteer Now 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 sense of community. Below are 10 reasons why you

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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 new

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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 your

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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 volunteering, according

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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 organizations

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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 increase

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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 top

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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 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 increased

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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, the

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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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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 just

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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 school

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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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Volunteering Starts At Home

Volunteering Starts At Home

Volunteering starts at home as you get involved in your own child’s classroom. Fitting volunteer opportunities into an already busy schedule can be challenging; however, it is always a great way to be a part of your child’s educational experience.

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5 Ways To Help Build Your School's Volunteer Program

5 Ways To Help Build Your School's Volunteer Program

This blog post was published in 2017 but was updated on May 9th, 2023. Anyone that works in or with school systems today already knows how important volunteers are to their school's success! With all the budget cuts today, it would be almost

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How To Keep Your Volunteers Coming Back For More

How To Keep Your Volunteers Coming Back For More

This blog post was published in 2017 but was updated on May 9th, 2023. Shirley Kirsten, president of the year-old National Substitute Teachers Alliance (NSTA), tells Education World that although the demand for substitute teachers is increasing,

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