Volume IX, Issue 1, October 2008

Editor's Note: Buro Four (www.burofour.co.uk) is a leading independent project management and consultancy company employing over 140 people. From offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Leeds, Buro Four provides project management plus a range of consultancy services for high-profile... Read more
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where... Read more
  Traditional or formal volunteering is not suitable for many people. Some volunteers cannot travel to the agency because they don’t have a car, or they don’t live near a convenient bus or train route. The lack of transportation often helps explain why youth can’t volunteer, coupled with the fact... Read more
Those of us involved with volunteerism for a long time have always thought that the easiest way to ensure its future is to teach volunteering to childrean at a very early age.  Susan wrote a book about how to involve Children as Volunteers (defined as children under 14 years old), with the first... Read more
  Once again there's a variety of new materials and events on the Web related to volunteering. Here's a sampling of research studies and articles on trends, environmental volunteering, volunteers by age groups, national service, volunteers in healthcare and volunteer manager competencies. Material... Read more
PDF Version with Handouts The most important reason for going to conferences is the opportunity for mutual exchange. But the larger the conference, the harder it is to actually meet and get to know new people. If participants are really diverse and separated by both languages and cultures, the... Read more
The Association of Volunteer Bureaus (AVB) existed in the United States from 1951 until the early 1980s, when it merged into what was then VOUNTEER: The National Center on Citizen Involvement. Most volunteer bureaus in existence in 1951 were formed during World War II to assist in mobilizing the... Read more
Moderated by
Introduction In this Keyboard Roundtable, we explore one of the perennial issues of volunteerism – when work should be done by volunteers and when it should be done by paid staff.  This has been an ongoing issue for at least the 14 years I’ve worked in this field and is perhaps more relevant than... Read more
by Mark can Vuuren, Mennon D.T. deJong, and Erwin R. Seydel Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Trente, The Netherlands
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Article appears in European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Volume 17, Number 3 pages 315-326 (2008) Introduction In Research to Practice, I typically try to identify a study that readers can access easily, should this section of e-Volunteerism so inspire them to do so. The article... Read more

In Memoriam Ivan H. Scheier 1926-2008

Ivan H. Scheier, one of the true American pioneers of the field of volunteerism, died on October 6th. He was 82 years old. He lived for the past 20 years or so in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, but those who knew him during his working life remember him from Boulder, Colorado...  Read more