Volume XI, Issue 2, January 2011

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This presentation was originally offered at the CAVR (Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources) conference in June 2009. It is based on work done by the author as part of a major research project towards a Masters Degree program. Spink has also provided her slides to adapt as illustrations.... Read more
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Introduction In the fall of 2010, 20 nonprofit food assistance programs in Seattle, Washington, gathered to celebrate the completion of a nine-month Volunteer Impact Program (VIP) that improved their ability to involve high impact volunteers.  During the nine-month program, staff at the... Read more
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In work-oriented societies, it can be confusing when people do something for no remuneration when that ‘something’ appears to be neither part of their livelihood nor part of their leisure. In simplest terms, the question asked by the average person in such societies is: Why work if there is no... Read more
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The European Commission has declared 2011 to be the European Year of Volunteering (EYV), which coincides with the United Nations’ International Year of Volunteers + 10. Several "working groups" have been formed to discuss and report on various themes of EYV.  As Director of Development and... Read more
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e-Volunteerism usually take a somewhat serious approach in Along the Web. After all, the Internet was originally designed to be a tool for research, at least theoretically. But anyone who uses the Web quickly discovers that no matter how unusual you think you are, there is always someone out there... Read more
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PDF Version with Handouts Introduction A volunteer from your organization is talking online about his or her volunteering activities – right now, at this very moment, as you read this. The communication might involve: Information in an e-mail that the volunteer sends to a family member. A comment... Read more
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The 21st World Volunteering Conference in Singapore in January 2011 marked a decade since the world celebrated the International Year of Volunteers in 2001. Hosted from January 24 to 27 by the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) and the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre... Read more
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Many of you may be familiar with the Reimagining Service campaign in the United States. Its purpose is to “to encourage the creation of more Service Enterprises. A Service Enterprise is a nonprofit or for-profit organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully... Read more