Category Archives: Events

Rookie Rugby with AYRU!

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

Back in April, American Youth Rugby Union teamed up with USA Rugby and posted a “Rookie Rugby” volunteer event on GoVoluntr.  We blogged about AYRU back in November 2011 and were excited about this new type of volunteer opportunity.  This opportunity was to teach volunteers about rugby and a few practice drills in order for volunteers to go into schools and give PE demos to youth.

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Wisdom 2.0: How can we live with greater presence, meaning, and mindfulness in the technology age?

With the increase of technological advances in society, it seems like our lives are being connected more and more virtually. This can be both a good and bad thing. The bad part is that it seems like everyone’s noses are glued to some kind of device but the good part is that people can connect globally with other people they would probably never get the chance to meet otherwise.

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Happy Birthday!

Hey Do Goodrs!

Guess what…it’s somebodies birthday today! (Hint…it starts with Go and ends with Voluntr!) That’s right, we are turning one and we cannot believe it! It’s been an amazing first year and we have made a ton of new friends….like YOU! We could not have made it here without your help. To celebrate, we made a super fun infographic about the year. Here’s to another great year!

- Young, Kevin, MJ, and the GoVoluntr Team

Getting my Start with Volunteering

[Editor's note: This is a guest blog by writer Heidi Chun. You can learn more about her at the bottom of this post.]

I often have people ask me how I got so involved in the community. I volunteered many years ago to be the “Recycling Block Leader” in my neighborhood. I was supposed to put a sign in my front yard to remind the neighbors that the next day was recycling. I was also expected to answer questions about what items could and couldn’t be recycled. It was a fun little volunteer job, but it really didn’t require much of me; my neighbors never really had any questions for me and I was sort of disappointed. Continue reading