Volume XI, Issue 3, April 2011

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How can volunteers who text their friends for just 10 minutes raise significant funds to help patients and families battling brain tumors?  Just ask Judy Zocchi, the CEO of her own multi-media company, and Olivia Questore, now a rising high school senior and Zocchi’s teenage counterpart. Together,... Read more
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Summary: In Part 1 of this feature, based on a presentation at a national Canadian conference and published in our last issue, Spink examined the work of four mainstream authors and their efforts to present a framework for how concepts like "volunteer engagement" are first used and then embraced.... Read more
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In late 2009, Volunteering England established a Volunteer Rights Inquiry to look into a rising number of volunteers who were complaining, sometimes very publically, about their treatment by their volunteer-involving organizations. After nearly 18 months of confidential testimony, the Inquiry... Read more
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Last month, 10News in San Diego, California, ran a story with the following headline: Habitat For Humanity Charging Local VolunteersGroup Forcing Local Volunteers To Pay Before Helping Build Homes The gist of the story was that a 15-member, mother-daughter volunteer group wanted to spend a day... Read more
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In this issue of Along the Web, author Steven McCurley takes a quick trip through recent reports and studies on volunteering from Japan, Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, Trinidad, Tobago and Northern Ireland. Then, to make sure that no one feels left out, McCurley... Read more
A Fresh Perspective for Volunteer Managers Working With Generation Y
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  PDF Version with Handouts A new spirit of volunteerism is beginning to bubble up from the millennial generation. A wide range of evidence suggests that young Americans in the 1990s displayed a commitment to volunteerism without parallel among immediate predecessors. . . America might be on the... Read more
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Rob Jackson’s feature article in this issue describes and analyzes the unique Volunteer Rights Inquiry initiated by Volunteering England from 2009 to 2011. In this special, companion Voices presentation, Jackson interviews two key participants who were deeply involved in the groundbreaking work.... Read more
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Bridging the Gap presents the results of a new pan-Canadian research study conducted to understand three issues: (1) what volunteers want in their volunteer experiences; (2) their issues in finding satisfying volunteer roles; and (3) what organizations could do to enhance their volunteer base. Led... Read more

Welcome to Our New "Research to Practice" Feature Editor

This issue of e-Volunteerism brings a “changing of the guard” in the Research to Practice feature section. We say goodbye to editor Steven Howlett, with enormous thanks for his many years of great work on this section. And we say a warm, welcoming hello to Laurie Mook, who is stepping into Steve’s former position as editor of Research to Practice. Learn more