Volume XI, Issue 4, July 2011

Volunteers in New South Wales Care for Pets and Their Aging Owners
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Mr. F is an elderly gentleman living in his own home. His wife died not long ago, and at that time Mr. F lost many of his interests in life, including the care of his dog Bingo. His neighbours called the Council Inspectors to complain when his garden and yard became over-grown, cluttered and... Read more
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Introduction The Miami Dolphins Special Teams, Driven by Chevy, is a unique volunteer organization created to enlist and mobilize the ongoing services of the community with the Miami Dolphins staff, players and alumni. The mission of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams (MDST) is to offer hands-on... Read more
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Legal tender, cash, currency, change, capital, funds, riches, dough, bread, moolah, scratch, greenbacks, dinero, bank. . . According to fun-with-words.com, there are more terms for money than almost any other word in the English language! Even if there weren’t so many terms for the green stuff,... Read more
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The next time you have a few volunteer program managers together, here’s an interesting exercise question: “How many of you have volunteers working side-by-side with you to do what’s needed for successful volunteer engagement – beyond helping with clerical work?” When we ask this in workshops, it... Read more
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The last decade has witnessed an incredible growth in volunteering by youth, with several countries operating intense schemes to generate and foster youth volunteering efforts. We first looked at volunteering by youth in the January 2004 edition of Along the Web (http://www.e-volunteerism.com/... Read more
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PDF Version with Handouts Introduction     This session was developed for the Summit on Advanced Volunteer Engagement (SAVE) at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, held in June 2011 in New Orleans. Consistent with the SAVE goal of providing challenging and valuable learning for... Read more
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In April 1973, the Saturday Review published a special business supplement, “Can the Businessman Meet Our Social Needs?” In this series of essays, noted business authority Peter F. Drucker and then New York City deputy mayor Edward K. Hamilton debated the pros and cons of this question (Drucker... Read more
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Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer WorkJohns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studiesand the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteers, March 2011  Full report available at no cost: http://www.ccss.jhu.edu/pdfs/ILO/ILO_Manual_Core_FINAL_3.... Read more