Posts by Dave Maffitt

Inclusion or Segregation of People with Disabilities and Seniors

Source: Golf Australia We strongly encourage the Global Community to participate in promoting awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities,...

Volunteerism for All

Volunteerism for All

“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing...

The Volunteer’s Dilemma

The Volunteer’s Dilemma

There are likely many, many reasons why relatively few people volunteer in our community, or at least far fewer than...

What Will You Do This GivingTuesday?

What Will You Do This GivingTuesday?

This year’s GivingTuesday is a little over a week away and if you haven’t yet thought about what you are...

“Are your children born leaders?”

“Are your children born leaders?”

Are your children born leaders? There is little doubt that many are born with personality traits, natural talent and abilities...

Are Volunteer Centers a Dying Breed?

Are Volunteer Centers a Dying Breed?

During my brief 3+ years of involvement with Volunteer Airdrie, one of the most thought-provoking and challenging questions I have...

Giving Thanks for Community Initiatives Program Grant

Giving Thanks for Community Initiatives Program Grant

Last week we received an email from the kind folks at Alberta Culture and Tourism confirming the completion of the...

How a Picnic Table Creates Community

Last weekend was airdrieFEST 2016, an annual community event that brings together local non-profit groups, small businesses, musicians and entertainers...

The Lion and the Mouse – The Origin of Skills-based Volunteering!

The Lion and the Mouse – The Origin of Skills-based Volunteering!

Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the...

Volunteering & the Parable of the Talents

Volunteering & the Parable of the Talents

As Albertans struggle through a period of high unemployment levels not seen since the early to mid-1990’s, the Parable of...