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Meredith Knopp, VP of Programs, The Mission Continues

New veterans from around the country come to Washington this weekend to launch a new mission. They have pledged to spend at least six months volunteering, starting with a community service project at a Southeast DC middle school. Meredith Knopp is vice president of programs for Mission Continues. She told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the veteran's volunteer work on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Meredith Knopp , Mission Continues , veterans , community service

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:12pm EDT

How federal agencies can best use volunteers

Author and Center for American Progress visiting fellow Shirley Sagawa brings us her ideas.

Tags: pay and benefits , Call to Serve , Shirley Sagawa , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 06/10/2010, 06:04pm EDT

Emergency responders vexed by drop in volunteers

Researchers at North Dakota State University have noticed a 10 percent decline in the number of volunteer firefighters since the 1980s, leaving many rural and suburban fire services stretched to the limit.

Tags: Janice Gilsdorf , Frederick County Fire Department , emergency volunteers ,

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 12:43pm EDT

Floods will strand fish in Md.; Volunteers needed to help

Volunteers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service are trying to put together a rescue to save as many of these fish as possible.

Tags: fish , C&O Canal National Historical Park , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Potomac River Smallmouth Bass Club , Inland Fisheries ,

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 12:04pm EDT