Volume VII, Issue 4, July 2007

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Part II, Audio Interview with Yvonne D. Harrison
Back to: Part I   After more than a decade of promoting virtual volunteering or online service as an important new development (which it is) for the volunteer field, it's time to step back and look at what is really happening as organizations put the theory into practice.  Yvonne D. Harrison,... Read more
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We are seeing the continuance of a disturbing trend: Many managers of volunteers are still limiting themselves to being responsible for only one part of their organization's volunteering scheme – the most 'traditional' part – while their organizations build new "pro bono" and "community involvement... Read more
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Nāu te rourou, Nāku te rourou, Ka ora ai te iwi. With your contribution and my contribution We can take care of the tribe. Before Europeans arrived on the shores of Aotearoa − the indigenous name for New Zealand − the indigenous people known as Māori lived in a society of traditional activities... Read more
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  In June 2007, the UK newspaper The Observer published a commentary entitled, “All my family wanted to do was help. So why make it so hard?” http://society.guardian.co.uk/voluntary/comment/0,,2104963,00.html. Here’s an excerpt: … my wife decided that she would like to teach numeracy and literacy... Read more
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This is an update to an Along the Web on family volunteering that we did two years ago (www.e-volunteerism.com/quarterly/05jul/05jul-along). We are updating it to include a host of new materials that have come out on family volunteering, one of our favorite new approaches to traditional... Read more
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When it comes to challenging participants, we’ve all experienced them:  the overly talkative participant, the Know-It-All, or the one who doesn’t say anything during a training session.  Knowing that these and other different personalities are part of our audience can help us “not take it... Read more
A significant area of growth in recent years has been the phenomenon of 'voluntourism' – travelling somewhere on vacation but using the time to engage in some type of organized volunteer project.  In this Keyboard Roundtable, we seek to find answers to why this form of volunteering has become so... Read more
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In 1971, behavioral scientists and innovative trainers Eva Schindler-Rainman and Ronald Lippett published The Volunteer Community: Creative Use of Human Resources. Though the book is now out of print, many of its concepts continue to resonate. In this Voices from the Past, e-Volunteerism is pleased... Read more
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The full report can be found at http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RW103.pdf Introduction                               This edition of Research to Practice looks at a report by The National Youth Agency in England (www.nya.org.uk/) that explored the skills, knowledge and attitudinal... Read more