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Even as grants fall, firms offer services 
Companies large and small have been making cutbacks due to poor earnings, but that's not putting an end to the charitable work that nonprofit organizations have come to expect from them.  Visit site
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UPS volunteers deliver community support 
Throughout the month, UPS employees participated in the company's Global Volunteer Month, giving their time, talents and hands-on support to charitable organizations in their local communities.  Visit site
Corporate volunteers serve communities 
High anxiety may be gripping the corporate world these days, but for the managers, supervisors and employees of some of the Philippines’s leading companies, volunteer work knows no crisis. Thirty-two corporations sent a record number of participants on Saturday to Servathon 2008, a 3-year-old community service program.  Visit site
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Over 10,000 volunteers sign up to teach India campaign 
Perhaps 42 million Indian children of primary-school age do not attend school. The UNV-supported Times of India 'Teach India' campaign aims to redress the issue. (Times of India).
The idea of Teach India has struck an instant chord, with more than 10,000 people signing up to pledge at least two hours a week to teach a child in their neighbourhood, mostly for weekend sessions. This army of volunteers is a multi-lingual, multi-talented one drawn from diverse streams - doctors, lawyers, company executives, educationists, actors, businessmen, housewives, writers, artists, retired folk, government employees and, most hearteningly, college students.  Visit site
Big business gives back: Skills-based volunteerism 
Deloitte has been one of the pioneers of this new practice, where corporate America lends its time and professional skills to nonprofits nationwide. The goal is to show them how to run their business.  Visit site
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The latest office perk: Getting paid to volunteer 
Corporate volunteerism often used to mean cleaning up public parks or building homes for the needy. Today, a growing number of companies are lending out skilled employees to nonprofits and struggling small businesses around the world.  Visit site
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UniversalGiving is a non-profit, social entrepreneurship that connects individuals with a wide range of organizations and their volunteer opportunities from around the world. It aims to make giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life.   Visit site
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Emerging Areas of Volunteering 
The second volume in ARNOVA’s Occasional Paper Series — Emerging Areas of Volunteering — focuses on episodic volunteering, virtual volunteering, cross-national volunteering, and employee volunteer programmes. This volume also revisits two longstanding forms of volunteer involvement - volunteering to government and volunteering to nonprofit organization boards of directors.
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Asociación Trabajo Voluntario 
Social entrepreneur Jaime Ulloa is building Peru's first extensive system for volunteering. His organization, Asociación Trabajo Voluntario (Volunteer Work Association), encourages individuals, citizen organizations and business corporations to donate time and resources that will raise the quality of life and bridge social gaps that are hobbling this country.  Visit site
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