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Category Archives: Volunteering

Preserving the Nature of a Healthy Community

Posted on June 13th, 2014

Posted by Susan Dewhirst, Goodness Programs Manager We feel a deep sense of purpose in supporting our communities and the planet we share. Here in Maine, that includes Mount Agamenticus, a small mountain in southern Maine considered to be a special, natural oasis. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region spans 10,000 acres and is one of [...]

Valentine’s Day: Fun Alternative Date Ideas

Posted on February 1st, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Instead of spending Valentine’s Day or date night doing the same dinner-and-a-movie routine, why not try something a little different? Have a fun, unique experience that even manages to be eco-friendly with these non-traditional date ideas. Flowers, My Lady Flowers are a beautiful and traditional Valentine’s gift, but they can [...]

Three Tips for Bringing Charity Work into the Office

Posted on January 27th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Whether you are a proactive employee or run a business of your own, you might consider incorporating charity work into your company’s objectives. Supporting your local community not only helps others, but it can also promote teamwork, increase health and productivity, and demonstrate important company values to employees and [...]

Volunteer Work on Vacation: Taking Time to Help Others

Posted on January 15th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger If you are one of those people who just can’t see themselves spending their whole vacation lying on a beach, incorporating volunteer work into your trip might excite you. More and more couples, families, and individuals are planning vacations focused around helping others, and they are experiencing a more [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Kids Who Want to Change the World

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger 2014 is fast approaching, so it’s time to discuss New Year’s Resolutions with your family. This year, step beyond the standard resolutions to conquer bad habits and improve health. Your kids are old enough to see that the world’s not perfect, and they’re compassionate enough to want to change it. [...]

Volunteer Opportunities You Might Not Have Considered

Posted on December 27th, 2013

Posted by Bonnie Fox, guest blogger There are volunteer opportunities for people from all works of life. From pet sitting to online volunteering, there are probably many opportunities you’ve never thought of. Here are some great options that you might not have considered. Become a Pet-sitter Do you love animals, but cannot have one at home? [...]

Holiday Giving: Simple Ways to Teach Kids about the Meaning of Giving

Posted on November 28th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger During the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of shopping without stopping to think about what it all means. Teach your children about the true meaning of holiday giving with these simple tips. Make Gifts Together Involving kids in the gift-creation process is [...]