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CATCHing a great little moment while volunteering

By Sheila Brown, volunteer

Sometimes when you volunteer to work with kids, there are unexpected little victories that can pleasantly surprise you. As a volunteer for CATCH Healthy Habits in Portland, Maine, I hear about these little victories from my colleagues who feel that they benefit just as much as the kids. I had one of those special moments myself, not long ago.  
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (350)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

Think public health is a problem in the U.S.?

Try living in the Andes!

I’ve been working as a Community Health Coordinator for a few years now but in two very, very different settings. I worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Andes of Peru and am now with OASIS in St. Louis. While my job with both organizations is to help prevent public health problems, the experiences couldn’t be any more different!
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Juliet/Number of views (598)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health

How do you decide to support a non-profit?

OASIS volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters

Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (763)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy

Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (784)/Comments (-)/

Spring is a great time for a healthy new hobby

Like the rest of the country, Indiana had a harsh, long winter filled with record-breaking snow from the Polar Vortex. Now spring is here and that bitter weather is a distant memory. Early spring has brought green grass, colorful flowers and a desire to get out of the house. It's time to enjoy outside activities!
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Friday, April 11, 2014/Author: Jamesey/Number of views (664)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Health
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