Volume IX, Issue 3, April 2009

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As a professional resume writer, I've partnered with close to 8,000 job seekers. One of the most popular questions job seekers always ask is this: "Is it really important to place my volunteer activities on the resume?  Do employers really care?" I always answer enthusiastically, “Yes!” Unpaid work... Read more
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In the spring of 2001, e-Volunteerism published a feature story about online training efforts called “Workshops the Wired Way.” Now, in our periodic feature series called “Whatever Happened To . . .,” e-Volunteerism revisits modern technology training and how it is used for volunteers. What was a... Read more
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When a volunteer walks through a manager’s door, each volunteer brings along a whole system of expectations, wishes and demands associated with the volunteer experience. These expectations and wishes are typically divided into two distinct categories.  First, there are the expectations that the... Read more
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We’ve worked diligently to raise the standards of volunteer management.  But every so often we wonder whether our efforts have removed some of its spirit.  Yes, we want to assure that the best work is done and that everyone is safe while doing it. But we shouldn’t lose sight of some of the things... Read more
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The Internet now offers a fascinating array of tools and techniques for managing volunteers – VolunteerMatch, Facebook, blogs, Vlogs, Wikis, Twitter and many others.  In this Along the Web, we take a look at these and other cutting-edge tools. After a quick research review on how volunteers... Read more
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PDF Version with Handouts This is a time of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for volunteer engagement. Countries around the world are experiencing what is expected to be the deepest and longest recession in five decades. For many organizations, it is an unsettling certainty that financial... Read more
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It’s official:  YouTube isn’t just for silliness anymore.  The richness and variety of the videos people now post online are quite amazing, and it should come as no surprise that volunteering is among YouTube’s subjects.  In this Voices from the Past, we link you to some of the more fascinating... Read more
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Over the last few years, we have seen employer-supported volunteering grow into a vital element of the volunteerism field around the world.  More recently, we’ve begun to see a shift from the so-called “team challenge” approach to volunteering (where teams of employees perform a task, such as... Read more
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Global Volunteer Management Survey Summary People First - Total Solutions, Melbourne, Australia2008http://www.pfts.com.au/documents/0805GLOBALVOLUNTEERMANAGEMENTSURVEYDRAFT6.pdf Introduction This edition of Research to Practice has a slightly different focus. In the past, we have looked at many... Read more