Volume VIII, Issue 1, October 2007

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As part of a unique volunteer program, teens from SARRC prepare meals for others. On a hot summer day in Phoenix, Arizona, news cameras from a local television station zeroed in on what appeared to be a fairly typical feature story: local teenagers, involved in a summer program, getting together to... Read more
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Homeless Connect is an initiative of the Brisbane City Council (BCC) that attempts to put homeless persons in contact with service providers from the housing, medical and legal communities, and to link these service providers to the homelessness sector.   The inaugural Homeless Connect event, held... Read more
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Tongue Fu!® is a communications technique that teaches you how to deal with difficult people without being one yourself.  The book, Tongue Fu!, was written by Sam Horn 1 in 1996 and is now in its seventh printing.  I became certified by Sam to teach this fascinating course and have been very... Read more
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In the very first issue of e-Volunteerism, we wrote “Bridging the Divide”. In that essay, we identified the chasm that separates volunteer program managers and the leaders of all-volunteer groups (civic and service clubs, faith communities, professional societies and lots of other membership... Read more
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This edition’s Along the Web continues our exploration of some of the newer and more interesting things on volunteerism available via the Web. We cover a very wide range of research projects and manuals from a variety of countries, all indicating the high level of interest and investigation now... Read more
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“People are the competitive advantage of the voluntary sector.” Let me say that again. “People are the competitive advantage of the voluntary sector.” And yet we seem to concentrate very little time on how to work with this amazing resource. Is this because working with people is the hardest thing... Read more
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Rob Jackson, Convening Editor (England) As e-Volunteerism enters its eighth year, it is clear that one of the original aims of the project − to get people in our field to interact more online − hasn’t been met.  Despite our best efforts, we often struggle to get really dynamic interaction in our... Read more
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The term “Big Brother” evokes a range of mental images, some depending on the age of the listener:   The all-seeing, controlling government authority in George Orwell’s 1984; The “reality” television show that captures every move of the cast (via camera) for the world to see; An adult volunteer... Read more
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This research can be found at http://www.sparc.org.nz/filedownload?id=850d18af-002f-40b7-b989-5a99e5b40f82 Introduction Recent studies by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) (http://www.sparc.org.nz/) have shown how important volunteers are to sport in New Zealand. There are eight volunteers... Read more