Mikulski: A New Spirit of Service

Posted on 03/25/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringSPECIAL GUEST BLOG FOR SHAARPSESSION BY SENATOR BARBARA A. MIKULSKI: “There is a new, invigorated spirit of service in the United States of America. Americans everywhere are looking to serve and give back to their country. They want to know how they can give and how they can help. They want to be part of an effort to improve society. “Last month, more than 9,700 applications were submitted to AmeriCorps, more than triple the amount of applications submitted at the …

AARP: Expand Volunteer Service Opportunities

Posted on 03/25/2009 by |General News | Comments

VolunteeringAARP COO Thomas Nelson penned a “Where We Stand” column for Bulletin Today and we wanted to excerpt a bit for you since the Senate’s debating the Serve America Act today and expected to vote this week. “Even as Congress is focusing on financial practices that have badly hurt our economy, the House and Senate are acting on legislation that speaks to what is best about America: a bill to substantially expand opportunities for community and volunteer service… We’ve heard …