Tag: volunteer

Strengthening Community through Equity

Strengthening Community through Equity

I think of equity as a concept that involves removing barriers that keep systems in place that don’t work to help people. The Y’s purpose is to strengthen the community, and we can’t strengthen the community without everyone having equal access to resources. The way that we do that work is by creating strategic partnerships

Good Samaritan Society Foundation | Innovation | Kin Befriender

Good Samaritan Society Foundation | Innovation | Kin Befriender

The window to the world project started seven years ago focused Typically around the technology and how we can develop ways to seamlessly connect people at a distance. The more we did in research the more we realized it’s the human element that’s missing. I would say this approach is very new what we’re doing

Volunteer | Dog therapy | Good Samaritan Society

Volunteer | Dog therapy | Good Samaritan Society

We visit on a regular basis the rehab center and Phyllis here with our two dogs it gives you a chance to make someone else feel good both of our parents my mother and her father were in facilities in LA last years we realize how dogs could make a difference it’s such fun to

Chalk Day 2019 🖍 | Nick Community Efforts

Chalk Day 2019 🖍 | Nick Community Efforts

– We’re at George Washington Elementary School for Chalk Day. We’re out on the blacktop drawing our favorite Nicktoons characters with the kids. – I just love seeing their faces light up, they look forward to it every year. It brings something out in them, they really get to use their creativity and then see

Volunteer | Care and Compassion | Good Samaritan Society

Volunteer | Care and Compassion | Good Samaritan Society

I began volunteering officially January of 1985. This is my 35th year. It’s just the feeling I have to be able to make a difference. A smile and a pat on the back and just a listening ear makes all the difference. Joann is just a special person. She’s quiet, she’s gentle, she’s loving, friendly

Learning Service: Being a Valuable Volunteer

Learning Service: Being a Valuable Volunteer

Bring a positive attitude – it is contagious! Often the best thing you can bring with you as a volunteer is a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to get stuck-in Photocopying? I am on it!!! Make sure you and your organization have the same expectations. If you have very different ideas about what your

Learn more about how to help your community – Canada Service Corps

Learn more about how to help your community – Canada Service Corps

The Canada Service Corps platform is still being developed, but there are already ways to participate. There are micro-components offered through Canada Service Corps. There are volunteer opportunities that already exist through the platform, and you really just have to visit the website. All the information is already there, as well as opportunities to contribute

SU Day of Service

SU Day of Service

Well, Governor Hogan invited all state employees in Maryland to participate in a day of service in September and October. At SU, we hardly need an invitation to get involved with our community. So we’re here beautifying City Park today. It’s a great project. So SU takes very seriously its responsibility to the community and