Feature Articles

The Evolution of International Volunteer Managers Day

By Andy Fryar with IVMDay International Committee Members
On November 5, 2014, for the 15th consecutive year, volunteer management professionals around the world will celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay). This global event acknowledges... Read more
Available in November

A Goat Story: How an Eagle Scout and 38 Goats Volunteered to Make a Campground Safe from Poison Ivy

By Chris Linnell and Gavin Burseth
Chris Linnell, volunteer services supervisor at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (FPDDC), Illinois, thought it was crazy when Eagle Scout Gavin Burseth approached her with the idea... Read more

From the Horse’s Mouth: the Past, Present, and Future of Online Volunteer Recruiting

By Shari Tishman
Though online volunteer recruiting has been around for decades, it is still a rapidly evolving field. Today, online recruiting is boosted along not only by technological advances but also by the... Read more

From the Last Issue

Feature Articles

Reflections and Recollections: A Quarter Century in Australia's Volunteer World

By Louise Rogers
Intrepid Australian volunteer and traveler Louise Rogers writes: Don’t you love travelling? The preparation…the journey…the reflections…the recollections…and ah!...the experiences to be had? I’ve... Read more
Along the Web

Volunteers Working in Prison and Correctional Facilities

By Arnie Wickens
The BBC News Web site reports that the worldwide prison population stands at around nine million, with the U.S., China, and Russia ranked as the three countries with the most prisoners. Together,... Read more
Training Designs

Enhancing Volunteer Engagement Through AoH: The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter

By Terry Straub
In this issue's Training Designs, author Terry Straub discusses ways to include and engage volunteers in conversations that build stronger communities.  At the heart of Straub’s discussion are a... Read more