Volume X, Issue 3, April 2010

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Editor’s Note:  e-Volunteerism has published several articles examining the involvement of volunteers in the Olympic Games, starting with David Brettell’s report on the 2000 Olympic Games. In that tradition, we are delighted to offer this insider view on the 2010 Winter Olympics, held only a few... Read more
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One of the hardest things a volunteer manager may face is how to deal with volunteers whose performances fall short of the organisation's expectations. This situation is exacerbated when a volunteer manager sees a volunteer who has been with the organisation for a long time (perhaps longer than the... Read more
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I am going to challenge you. I challenge you to leave your comforts behind and step bravely into a new world — the Generation Y world. Why? Because despite all the theory and research about Gen Y — those individuals typically born between 1977 and 1997, just after Generation X — there still appears... Read more
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In March, Steve worked in London and took some time out to meet with Elisabeth Hoodless, the head of Community Service Volunteers (CSV), one of the largest volunteer-involving organizations in the UK.  While talking about Elisabeth’s new ideas for volunteer programs, the conversation started... Read more
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This Along the Web is another collection of some of the more interesting bits of information that have come our way recently. We cover such topics as trends in Internet usage and volunteering by seniors, and then we’ll visit Latin America, the UK, India and Tasmania. Kaiser Family Foundation... Read more
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Some types of volunteer programs involve people who will contribute skills and knowledge.  In such circumstances, training is often required. This Training Design covers some basic points about how to design an effective training session for volunteers in this particular segment. Make Sure Your... Read more
An Audio Keyboard Roundtable
Osteoporosis Canada (OC, http://www.osteoporosis.ca/) serves Canadians who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.  To accomplish this mission, OC has 22 chapters... Read more
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Though little known in the West, Japan has a centuries-long tradition of voluntary citizen service in many aspects of community life. Japanese neighborhood crime prevention associations date back to the Edo period (1603-1867), when citizens patrolled at night to watch for fires and clapped sticks... Read more
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Connecting and Giving: A Report on How Mid-life and Older Americans Spend Their Time, Make Connections and Build Communities By Alicia Williams, John Fries, Jean Koppen and Robert Pristula Published by AARP, 2010 Available at: http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/general/connecting_giving.pdf... Read more