Faticoni began volunteering
part-time, but became a full-time volunteer when he retired.
The following is one member's account of her international experience and an exploration of the benefits of volunteering
that can shape your life.
One of the emerging trends in volunteering
is that whole groups of executives are being dispatched, not just single volunteers, says Judith Halleran, IESC's senior vice president for communications.
Community service can include volunteering
in soup kitchens, libraries, or nursing homes.
Results indicated that volunteer identify best predicted frequency of volunteering
suggesting that strong volunteer identify may increase volunteer behaviors such as blood and organ donation.
So, while most Americans are willing to volunteer, and are volunteering
for specific causes, they have much less time and want to place it where they see the greatest benefits.
Christiansen says: "Make sure the organization you are volunteering
services to protects you with a liability insurance policy.
The challenge was to identify what motivates volunteers and devise ways to keep them on track to the finish line--no mean feat when there were almost as many reasons for volunteering
as there were volunteers.
It took a long time to develop the project--to employ people, to put together the volunteering
structure,' says Main.
One of these associations, Independent Sector, commissioned the Gallup Organization - in 1988 and again in 1990 - to carry out national studies subsequently published as Giving and Volunteering
in the United States (1990).
By recognizing these honorees, we hope to encourage other young people - our future leaders - and all Americans to think more about the value and importance of volunteering
in their communities.
The award for volunteering
the most hours -- 600 since she joined the organization -- went to Stacie Lomibao, who was also the Junior Volunteer president.