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Men and Women Volunteering: Gender Differences in the Effects of Employment and Family Characteristics  
The study reveals that there is a statistically significant difference in the way employment status affects men's and women's volunteering behavior.   Visit site
More about: Gender  Infrastructure
Hands On Network 
Hands On Network leads a national civic movement in the USA bringing people together to tackle tough community problems through service. It is a growing network of local nonprofit organizations that act as civic action centres — helping people “be the change” in their communities through effective volunteer action.   Visit site
More about: Advocacy
Get Involved 
Get Involved is a public service campaign launched in December 2005 by the Corporation for National and Community Service in the USA. The campaign aims to increase the number of older Americans engaged in community service and volunteering, tapping into the potentially enormous resource that this generation encompasses.    Visit site
More about: Senior volunteers
Volunteer Solutions 
Volunteer Solutions helps volunteers, nonprofit agencies, corporations, event organizers, and volunteer centres get connected through a volunteer matching application.   Visit site
Summer scholarship for philanthropy and voluntary service  
Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2006 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, a nonprofit internship and academic program for undergraduate students, at the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., US. This dynamic program is intended for students who are involved in volunteer activities and are excited about exploring professional opportunities in the non-profit sector. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2006.  Visit site
More about: Research
Voices of Volunteers 18-29 
Report of a 2002 research the Girl Scouts of the USA conducted in conjunction with Partners in Brainstorms, Voices of Volunteers 18-29 reveals young women volunteers' ideas about what makes for a positive volunteering experience as well as what challenges exist. The findings demonstrate the need for youth-serving organizations to look closely at their volunteer/youth worker recruitment, training, support, administration, and recognition programmes.  Visit site
More about: Young volunteers
American Red Cross volunteers respond to tsunamis 
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in South Asia mobilized staff and volunteers to affected areas immediately to assist with the recovery needs. Emergency assessment and first-aid teams reached some of the affected areas the day of the tragedy.  Visit site
More about: Emergency relief
Volunteering : Economic, Social and Political Issues 
Published in August 1997 by the Institute for Research and Information on Volunteering (IRIV), this study provides an overview of volunteering in France, Europe and abroad (mainly North America). It focuses on the economic, social and political implications of voluntary action.  Visit site
More about: Canada  France  Policy
American Red Cross 
American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Search for thousands of one-time and on-going Red Cross volunteer opportunities by zip code, category, and date on the VolunteerMatch online database.  Visit site
United Planet 
United Planet (UP) is a leading international, educational, humanitarian, and peace-building, non-profit organization with members and volunteers in over 150 countries devoted to fostering cross-cultural understanding and friendship, supporting communities in need, and promoting social & economic prosperity among cultures in order to unite the world in a community beyond borders. As featured on CNN, United Planet has a diverse range of initiatives, including 1-52 week cultural and volunteer programs, called United Planet Quests, in 50 countries.  Visit site

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