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Category Archives: Volunteering

Three Tips on How to Start Volunteering

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

Posted by Laurie, Human Resources Manager A study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that volunteering rates in the U.S. are the lowest they have been since 2002.  At Tom’s of Maine our employees are allowed to use 5% of their paid work time volunteering.  But we also understand that getting started isn’t […]

Four Volunteer Opportunities at Your Child’s School

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Schools are the heart of every community. So why not look to them for volunteer opportunities and ways to give back? Whether it’s your child, grandchild, or neighbor’s child, you can offer to help out in the youngster’s school district to improve the quality of the local education system. […]

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 2nd, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The purpose of the local food movement is to close the gap between you and your food source. This means buying local, in-season food and finding ways to learn about the local farm that produces it. But after you visit your local farms and shake hands with some farmers, you […]