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2014-09-01 03:00:57

Kelly Connelly, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Systematic review of 73 published studies yields promising evidence and a call for new research to investigate if volunteering reduces dementia risk Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost! A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences and published online in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to...

2014-08-26 08:31:22

DENVER, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Helping (http://www.projecthelping.org) wants to give people with depression an opportunity to feel more empowered and purposeful in their lives. The nonprofit organization's founder, Justin Kruger, has battled depression his entire life; the experience of helping others through volunteering proved to be a turning point in his recovery. Now, through Project Helping, he hopes to share that cathartic experience with the world. "People with...

2014-07-30 08:39:37

Outdoor lifestyle brand partners with CrowdRise, the world's largest charitable fundraising platform, to recruit and reward everyday volunteers STRATHAM, N.H., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Timberland announced the "call for entries" for its inaugural Timberland Serv-a-palooza Challenge - an innovative sponsored volunteerism competition the brand is hosting in partnership with CrowdRise. The six-week Challenge will encourage consumers to volunteer for a cause of their choice...

2014-07-03 16:24:25

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Koodonation(TM), Canada's first-ever online microvolunteering community is now spreading the spirit of social good from coast to coast with its new French website: nationkoodo.com. Koodonation has been redefining volunteerism since October 2011 by engaging today's online socially-savvy generation in community engagement and philanthropy, all through one, simple online hub: koodonation.com. What started as a grassroots initiative, created to connect...

2014-06-26 08:34:07

ITHACA, N.Y., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GiveGab, the volunteering network, announced today the launch of its new mobile app for iPhone users worldwide. GiveGab's app provides volunteers, nonprofits, businesses, colleges and others with ways to instantaneously and remotely connect and share volunteer opportunities and activities. The free iOS app will enable volunteers to find and sign up for thousands of service opportunities, log their service hours and interact socially in new ways,...

2014-05-09 23:04:15

The 24th Annual Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Conference is expected to bring over 500 participants to Indianapolis during the week of May 12 representing nationwide leadership from faith-based, community and other non-profit organizations, as well as from local, state and federal emergency management agencies and government organizations. The conference will take place at the JW Marriott, providing opportunities for continuing education, community service, and...

2014-04-25 23:02:58

Two new resources from Wild Apricot help membership organizations get their volunteers off to a good start. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Toronto-based software company, Wild Apricot has launched two new resources to help non-profits and membership organizations develop a process for welcoming and orienting new volunteers. Membership organizations, non-profits and clubs rely on volunteers to help them meet their mission. In fact, the “Volunteering and Civic Life in America”...

2014-04-17 23:11:51

VolunteerMatch, the web's largest volunteer engagement network, and TechSoup Global, the international network that leverages technology to help build the capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), announced today a collaboration to increase social impact across the globe. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 VolunteerMatch, the web's largest volunteer engagement network, and TechSoup Global, the international network that leverages technology to help build the...

2014-04-09 23:25:13

Social Solutions Global, Inc., a Baltimore-based software firm providing industry-leading performance management tools to more than 16,000 human service providers, today announced the launch of its Volunteer Impact Program (VIP), their corporate volunteer program that provides Social Solutions employees with paid time to volunteer in their communities. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Social Solutions Global, Inc., a Baltimore-based software firm providing industry-leading performance...

2014-04-07 12:27:52

Chevrolet helps drive volunteer recruitment for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games Colin Mochrie, The Second City add comedic zing with viral volunteer video TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Eager to represent your country and community? A sports fan or culture maven? How about a community booster or a student looking to gain invaluable experience? Well, the wait is over! The official online volunteer portal for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is now live at...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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