Volume X, Issue 1, October 2009

Over the past 30 years, I have pursued two passions: growing vegetables and herbs in my organic garden and studying the complexities of working with others.  With the former, I try to plant enough vegetables to feed my family for much of the year.  With the latter, I have worked with hundreds of... Read more
Summary In the scenic Olympic Peninsula town of Port Angeles, Washington, businesses were struggling to survive the national economic meltdown. The six-week Hood Canal Bridge closure from May 1 to June 15, 2009, temporarily slowing the economy-driving flow of tourists from the Greater Seattle area... Read more
Introduction The rise of social media is contributing to the return to prominence of what is called ‘the gift economy.’ As social networks and online communities grow, values such as sharing, openness and collaboration are increasingly governing our relationships and the connections between us.... Read more
With this issue of e-Volunteerism, co-founders and co-publishing editors Susan J. Ellis and Steve McCurley begin their tenth year of publication. When they began this effort, both admit that they had no idea whether a venture like e-Volunteerism would succeed at all, much less flourish.  “So we’ve... Read more
This issue of Along the Web continues our practice of providing you with links to a variety of the more interesting studies and reports available via the Internet.  In this issue we’ll look at everything from international youth service programs to volunteering in cathedrals to tax incentives for... Read more
PDF Version with Handouts Introduction The expression “work-life balance” was first used in the UK in the late 1970s to help explain the unhealthy life choices that many people were making. According to one definition, people “were choosing to neglect other important areas of their lives such... Read more
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Introduction from Andy Fryar, Convening Editor Established in 1964 and held every year in Western Australia, the Dowerin Field Day is an effort to find ways to prevent the small, wheat-belt community of Dowerin from becoming a ghost town and to raise funds for improved community facilities. In an... Read more
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This month’s Research to Practice doesn’t follow the normal practice of reviewing a piece of research and trying to unpick practice from the results. Instead it looks at an article that tries to find a new way of looking at some well-known volunteer issues. The article, called “It Ain’t Natural:... Read more

Our Second Decade: Enhancing and Enriching e-Volunteerism (with your help!)

This issue of e-Volunteerism begins our tenth volume year! Read about our plans and then join our Subscriber Responder Team.... Read more