Volume XI, Issue 1, October 2010

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It’s common wisdom in the business world that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” In this feature article, author Tony Goodrow proposes a method of measurement that gives a whole new yard stick to help demonstrate the successes of volunteer deployment in organizations: Mission Points... Read more
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A new type of volunteering is starting to attract media attention: micro-volunteering. It has gained momentum as a creative way to use mobile phones, but in reality it is much more than that. Mike Bright, the founder of Help from Home, a UK Web site focused entirely on micro-volunteering, shares... Read more
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Volunteer manager Laura Hamilton knew there had to be a better way to manage and schedule volunteers at George House Trust, the largest HIV Social Care Charity in the North West of England. So when her organization began to review rota management software packages to help manage volunteer rotations... Read more
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In our last Points of View we offered a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reaction to the current fad of suggesting that volunteer involvement would be infinitely improved if we simply turned things over to corporate human resources “professionals.” One recent example of awesome proportions would suggest... Read more
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This issue of Along the Web looks at a great variety of things: genetic influences on volunteering, involving volunteers from different ethnic and immigrant communities, the impact on various modes of housing on volunteer involvement and a wide assortment of other topics. All in all, a good... Read more
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PDF Version with Handouts The training materials in this article were authored by HandsOn University, the training department at HandsOn Network (www.handsonnetwork.org). HandsOn Network equips, mobilizes and inspires people to take action that changes the world. The Network includes Action Centers... Read more
During the last year, e-Volunteerism presented a number of retrospectives that looked at what happened in volunteering over the last decade. Now it’s time to look forward.  Though Susan Ellis and Steve McCurley use their quarterly Points of View as an outlet for their opinions, the journal’s... Read more
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Introduction Putting a financial value on volunteering is something that some people may find curious. Volunteering is a spontaneous act of giving for many, and during my time as a researcher I have met many volunteers who are aghast when they find their time is being calculated and a monetary... Read more

Welcome to the New Look of e-Volunteerism!

The editorial team is delighted to unveil our redesigned Web site as we begin our 11th year of publication. We hope you like both the visual appeal and the increase in functionality that the new site provides... Read more