Volume X, Issue 4, July 2010

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One of the hardest things a volunteer manager may ever face is how to deal with an aging volunteer whose performance has begun to fall short of the organization’s expectations. In this special two-part series, e-Volunteerism tackles this important but often over-looked issue through two insightful... Read more
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Two years ago I came from Poland to Taiwan to undertake a master’s degree program in International Human Resource Development. For over a year now, I have been volunteering in a Taiwanese non-profit animal welfare organization, Animals Taiwan. This experience led to my current research on... Read more
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It seems increasingly complex to offer what the different generations of volunteers want, particularly Baby Boomers and Millennials: high impact volunteer opportunities, a range of choices of positions, ways to apply their workplace skills and more. The good news is there is a wealth of research... Read more
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e-Volunteerism’s Steve McCurley and Susan J. Ellis recently attended the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, where they were deluged with what is becoming an increasingly common message: “Don’t despair. For-profit corporations and their business wisdom are coming to save you.” The... Read more
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Arts, heritage and cultural institutions have always been one of the bulwarks of volunteer involvement, engaging large numbers of volunteers in a very wide range of institutions. One of their more fascinating aspects of volunteering in these institutions is that some programs are entirely volunteer... Read more
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We all have been part of this familiar workshop or conference scene: The day's session begins. People take their seats next to others they do not know well or at all. The facilitator announces that the group is going to spend some time getting to know each other. Some participants look forward to... Read more
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Volunteering in New Zealand has developed significantly in recent years. Volunteering New Zealand (the national body serving the sector) is helping drive a new national volunteer management strategy to grow the profession across the country. At the same time, our Kiwi colleagues are gearing up to... Read more
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The attempt to provide some coordination to a community’s volunteer efforts is not new. There are many examples of collaborative projects to mobilize citizens towards common goals in all countries. For the most part, however, the earlier volunteer activities were crisis-oriented or project-centered... Read more
Angela Ellis Paine, Nick Ockenden and Joanna Stuart
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This Research to Practice offers something a bit different and allows author Steven Howlett to revisit some of his favourite writers: Angela Ellis Paine, Nick Ockenden and Joanna Stuart. The three recently wrote a book chapter called ‘Volunteers in Hybrid Organizations: A marginalised majority,’... Read more