Volume VII, Issue 3, April 2007

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Are you a member of an organization that is made up predominantly of volunteers? If so, it’s probably safe to say that you didn’t join that organization because of some poster you walked past, letter you received, event you attended, or advertisement you saw. The truth is, though, that most... Read more
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Introduction In December 2005, an assault on two volunteer surf lifesavers led to violence and what has now become known in Australia as 'the Cronulla riots'. In the aftermath of these events, a number of parties that included Australian Government, Surf Life Saving Australia/Surf Life Saving NSW,... Read more
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After more than a decade of promoting virtual volunteering or online service as an important new development for the volunteer field, it's time to step back and look at what is really happening as organizations put this important theory into practice.  Yvonne D. Harrison, Assistant Professor of... Read more
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On March 5th, Steve was having his morning coffee, watching the MSNBC television coverage of the US Congressional Hearing on Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s problems in providing adequate treatment to veterans of the Iraq War. One of the commentators was Washington Post reporter Dana Priest, who... Read more
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This edition of Along the Web focuses on a miscellaneous set of new and interesting publications on volunteering.  We’ll include stuff on trends in volunteering, employee volunteering, disaster volunteers, immigrant volunteers, and a miscellany of other interesting things.  For each we’ll provide a... Read more
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Introduction Do you wish you could achieve better results from your volunteer training?  Are you continually problem-solving around why volunteers don’t seem especially engaged in the training?  Why they don’t know how to do their work properly afterwards?  Why they require so much support and... Read more
Speech by Gordon Manser
The following is a transcript of a speech given by Gordon Manser at Pennsylvania's First Annual Symposium on Volunteerism and Education, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 26 and 27, 1979 (reprinted with permission).  Manser was co-author of a noted book of that time, Voluntarism at the Crossroads (... Read more
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Introduction Most volunteer management workshops, conferences and professional associations welcome a wide spectrum of participants from any setting that involves volunteers.  However, in practice, speakers and writers tend to focus attention on volunteering that delivers a service, normally in... Read more
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The full report can be downloaded at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/geps/research/soc/transformations/vshacill.pdf Introduction Like most developed countries, the UK has an aging population, a fact which has lead to scenarios of people living longer. Combined with static or declining birthrates, the future... Read more