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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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America Learns
America learns "makes the process of collecting, tracking, organizing, and reporting data a non-issue, and we’re obsessed with helping you use that information to share and advance your program’s impact."

America Learns started in early 2000s "with a focus on tutoring and mentoring programs, making sure that those programs gain the capacity to collect and use their most important information so that the children they’re serving truly thrive."

Since 2007 In 2007, America Learns has been expanding its practices to include adult education, disaster relief, nutrition, conservation, veterans services, grantmaking impact, and other areas."

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Chicagoland Cultural Volunteer Programs (CCVP) - Designing Ultimate Volunteer Program
From the web site: "Chicagoland Cultural Volunteer Programs (CCVP) started as a way for volunteer coordinators, managers, recruiters, or anyone who works with volunteers on a daily basis to get together and share best practices.

Currently, CCVP meets on a quarterly basis at cultural institutions around the city. Meeting topics are selected by the group, but include subjects like volunteer recruitment and training, recognizing our volunteers, volunteer opportunities throughout Chicagoland, and more!" CCA presented a workshop at the 2017 ICOVA conference. This link points to information presented.

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European Youth Portal - Volunteer Service
From the web site: "The European Youth Portal offers European and national information and opportunities that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. It gives information around eight main themes, covers 34 countries and is available in 28 languages."

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GiveEffect - Combine All NPO Fund Raising & Volunteer Mgt on One Platform
From the web site: This is a "Nonprofit Dashboard: All your systems in one place. One software to manage, analyze and care for your constituents: donors, volunteers, leads, fundraising campaigns, sponsors - and more. Each constituent receives a self-serve account, so they can get what they need, when they need it.

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Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)
From the web site: "The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is a powerful force for leaders of volunteers across the state of Minnesota. Our vision is to be the premiere statewide organization uniting, educating and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational volunteerism. We connect, educate, strengthen and advocate for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations to positively impact communities."

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Opposition to volunteering and/or unpaid internships - see list of articles
From the web site: "This is a list of organizations and initiatives opposed to some kinds of volunteering (unpaid work), or ALL kinds of volunteering, including unpaid internships at nonprofit organizations / charities. It is also a list of online and print articles about or addressing controversies regarding volunteers replacing paid staff. Most of the links are to initiatives or actions in Europe or the USA." This has been maintained by Jayne Cravens for 20 years.

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Volunteer Management is Community Engagement - article
In this article, Jayne Cravens, a long time manager of volunteers and a consultant regarding the management of volunteers, writes about her approach the value of volunteer engagement. Read this and more volunteer management ideas on her blog.

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AmeriCorps Alumni Network
This is a web site dedicated to helping AmeriCorps alumni build a local and national support network. Alumni of such service groups have the potential to be great partners and leaders in tutor/mentor programs.

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Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
From the web site: "AL!VE - the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement."

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Association of Volunteer Administrators - Chicago
From the web site: "The mission of the Association of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Chicago (AVA-MC) is to strengthen leadership and provide advocacy for the field of volunteer resource management and to provide an accessible forum for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration." This link points to the Facebook page.

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Corporation for National Service
CNS supports national service programs that provide opportunities for participants to serve as individuals or part of teams in non-profits throughout the country. The three programs of CNS are AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps.

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Directory of Resources for the Volunteer Management Profession
This page on the ENERGIZE, Inc. includes a wide range of topic related to volunteer management. This page also has a section with lists of sites where non profits can list volunteer opportunities and where volunteers can search for places to volunteer.

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DuPage County Community Information Resource Center (CIRS)
The CIRS is a searchable resource database with services available to support people in DuPage County, Illinois.

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Guide to Volunteering and Non-Profit Careers
From the web site: "Volunteer work is not just an item on a resume or college application – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. The benefits of volunteer work reach far and wide with a ripple effect that begins with the individual and nonprofit organization and extends beyond the larger community, benefiting everyone in its wake. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit."

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Hands On Volunteer
From the web site: "HandsOn Volunteer brings volunteer management to new heights with a fully functioning website supported by a Salesforce backend that allows you to register and schedule volunteers & teams, report attendance, and organize service events with just a few clicks. HandsOn Connect was created in partnership with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, incorporating the network’s vast experience with volunteer management to bring nonprofits the most flexible solution available on Salesforce. Test drive HandsOn Connect with a free guided tour to see this superpower in action."

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Hearts & Minds Helps People Get Involved in Solving Global Poverty
From the web site: "We work to help make the world more sustainable, just, peaceful and beautiful now and for all future generations. Specifically, our main goal is to help end extreme global poverty much more quickly and cost effectively with programs that get to the roots of this major challenge. We work to accomplish this through public education, advocacy and lobbying in the United States and eventually in other wealthy nations. We will also work to create and expand exemplary direct service projects overseas, empowering some of the world’s poorest people to lift themselves from extreme poverty." This link points to a page with an extensive library of resources and articles.

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Jefferson Awards for Public Service - Multiplying
The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.  Daniel F. Bassill, President of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, was a Chicago Jefferson Award winner in 1982. Visit this web site to nominate your own Hero.

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TechMission - Connecting Resources to Needs
From the web site: "Our strategy is to connect People (City Vision Internships), Training (City Vision University) and Resources (TechMission Online)"

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The Giraffe Project - Stick Your Neck Out (to help others)
From the web site: "The mission of the Giraffe Heroes Project is to move people to stick their necks out for the common good, and to give them tools to succeed. Founder Ann Medlock's strategy for the Project was simple—she would find unknown heroes, commend them as “Giraffes” with a capital G, and get their stories told on radio, television, and in print. Giraffe stories would show the public that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions—and the courage to move into action. The stories would feed people’s souls, inform their attitudes, and get them moving on public problems that mattered to them."

NOTE: Daniel F. Bassill, President of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, was named a Giraffe in 1997.

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The Indiana Commission on Service and Volunteerism
The Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism (ICCSV) promotes volunteerism and community service throughout Indiana.

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Volunteer Houston web site
This site shows how the city of Houston is mobilizing volunteers to support youth.

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Volunteering. Empathy. Walk in Anothers's Shoes
This article is a valuable read for anyone who seeks to volunteer or donate money to help someone from a different, or less privileged, background.

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Volunteerism and Volunteer Management resources
This is an extensive free resource for mission-based organizations and their supporters, from Jayne Cravens and Coyote Communications.

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN)
from the web site: "The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals."

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