Department of Defense

Volunteer = Work Credit

Volunteer = Work

 

Community involvement is needed to help improve the conditions in the United States. Developing an initiative to allow employees who chose to volunteer to receive work credit would increase the number of volunteer participants. The work credit would be minimum in regards to the overall benefit of the community.

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Department of Education

High School students to serve their country after graduation

What: After high school, graduates should serve their country for two years (AmeriCorps Vista, Army, Navy, etc…) Families will be able to choose the agency). After completion, they would either enter into a higher education institution, go into the workforce, or remain in the program. Majority of teens who enter into higher education after high school are not ready, disciplined and/or focus. The nation is spending billions ...more »

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Department of Defense

Request volunteers to extend tours

Designate or request volunteers who wish to have extended tours (i.e. being allowed to be stationed at a duty station for 6-8 years). Those service members who want to purchase a house and may not want to move their families don’t have to worry about moving. The government will save costs in not moving families, and service members can keep their kids in the same schools. Members can apply for this program and they will ...more »

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Department of Agriculture

Utilize the Skill of Extension Service Volunteers to Help End Hunger, Increase Nutritional Health, and Decrease Carbon Emissions

Partner with Extension Services across the country to utilize the talents of an enthusiastic army of volunteers to help educate the public about home gardening, composting and soil building, nutrition, food preservation, backyard farming, local food sources, sustainability, and more. Extension Service programs supply an ever-growing array of trained people who want to educate, and can be a priceless support for the People’s ...more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Clean up for practically less with a big impact on communities

Clean up services could probably conducted by employees themselves and/or volunteer groups. If a cleaning crew still has to come to for other tasks then that money should go to a cause they promote Ex (Breast Cancer, Wellness, etc.).

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Department of State

Allow all federal employees the opportunity to assist State Dept with Afghanistan, Iraq, and other missions

Expand Inter-Agency agreements to a Govt-Wide Ageement to permit more federal employees to volunteer to "be loaned" to the Department of State. This will decrease the cost of our aid to countries like Afghanistan and Iraq by utilizing skilled persons already in the employ of the federal government. Our efforts should include all those that work for agencies outside of the existing agreements.

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Social Security Administration

Volunteer Fire / Rescue Companies to benefit from excessed equipment.

We would be benefiting our communities across the country, by allowing our excessed furniture/desks/etc. to be utilized not only by schools (which we do now), but also by Volunteer Fire/Rescue Companies. This would allow our Volunteer Fire/Rescue Companies to focus on training, and raising funds for the ever expensive Rescue Squads, Engines, and Ambulances. American Would Save in every community. As of now, policy ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Volunteer furloughs

Allow employees to take non-paid furloughs if they are using that time to volunteer with environmental or civic organizations. This will save the government payroll expenses while allowing employees to conserve precious annual leave.

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