Exploring the Serve America Act
May 6, 2009
Information Gathered and Comments by Paula J. Beugen
At this historic moment for volunteerism throughout the United States and beyond, it is especially important for leaders of volunteers and volunteer programs to be familiar with the larger context in which their efforts are taking place. So much has been happening recently, with substantial implications for the field of volunteer resources management, that it has been challenging even for those who have been in some way a part of or monitoring the situation to keep up with developments.
Exploring the Serve America Act is intended to provide some helpful information to volunteer resources leaders, so they will have a starting point for their own efforts to study the Serve America Act and its implications for their work. Still, this information will barely scratch the surface of what volunteer resources leaders need to know about the Serve America Act and related developments in the field of volunteerism, as they go about their day to day business and leadership.
Information found in this material should be verified by the reader for accuracy and for new or newly developing information. Official information should be sought directly from the official source for the particular type of information, and expert assistance should be sought for interpretation of the legislation. No advice, guidance, nor technical assistance is intended through the distribution of this material.
Readers are encouraged to go to the links provided throughout the material for more in-depth information. Exploring the Serve America Act is divided into the following parts:
Part I: Historic Pre-and Post-Passage Activity: The Stage is Set for the Serve
America Era; Pages 2-3.
Part II: Examples of Serve America Key Player Organizations; Pages 4-5.
Part III: Some Elements in the Serve America Act of Special Interest to
Volunteer Resources Managers; Pages 6-10.
Part IV: Examples of Studies and Research in the Serve America Act; Page 11.
Part V: Jump on Board; Page 12.
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