Volume XIV, Issue 1, October 2013

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The production of and trade in celebrity is now a commercial strategy for all types of media organizations, resulting in a significant expansion in celebrity content across all platforms. Charitable events and activities are no exception, with one crucial difference to their commercial... Read more
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For nearly a decade, Susan J. Ellis, the publishing editor of this journal, has been encouraging (a.k.a. nagging) me to write about an innovative volunteer program I am employed to oversee, based in Adelaide, South Australia. And after nearly 10 years, I find myself completely out of excuses! My... Read more
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Just as all other nonprofit organizations around the world, faith communities rely on the volunteer efforts of members to function properly. The ability of church volunteers to work together effectively is critical. In John 17:20-21, Jesus prayed for unity among believers. But followers of Christ... Read more
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At e-Volunteerism, we think it is high time to take a close and careful look at volunteer centers – and we want to provide a forum to do just that. In this Points of View, Susan J. Ellis and Rob Jackson start the discussion by raising some provocative questions about volunteer centers. Then in six... Read more
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It’s no surprise that many agree with the statement: “Pets are an integral part of our lives.” The bonds between humans and pets have always been known to animal lovers (although I suspect our beloved pets knew this well before we did). What may come as a surprise, though, are the number of... Read more
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"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." --- Marie Curie E-learning is commonly described as ‘learning facilitated and supported through the use of technology.' In this Training Designs, I share our experiences using e-learning to support volunteer induction and orientation... Read more
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Hello. I’m a Volunteer. Recently I attended an event where I felt shut out of a conversation on volunteering. This was unusual, and it gave me a jolt. It also started a flood of memories and questions around the value and engagement of Volunteers. Since e-Volunteerism offers a feature section... Read more
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In the last quarter century, nonprofits have increasingly been held accountable for the resources that have been entrusted to them. For some organizations, accountability mechanisms have been imposed left, right, and center, as funders and donors seek to monitor the use of the funds they provide.... Read more

Volunteering Word Clouds

In the last issue, we asked you, our readers, to "contribute a list of any and all words that come to mind when you think of volunteers and volunteering." We've created seven Word Clouds as a result of your contributions. View the Word Clouds.