Volume XIX, Issue 2, January - April 2019

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I’m both a volunteer and a Volunteer Manager and, from time-to-time, I’m a Volunteer Manager working in a voluntary capacity to organise and lead the work of other volunteers.   I’ve been doing this for 25 years now, leading conservation working holidays for the National Trust across the UK,... Read more
Available in February
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With technological advances growing at an ever-frantic pace, questions and concerns have been raised about the intersection of technology and volunteers. Are technological advances such as robotics, artificial intelligence, drones, and computers likely to displace many volunteer professions?... Read more
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I have been a leader of volunteers for more than 16 years, most recently managing a program of over 500 volunteers for a large health service. Expectations are high, turnaround times can be tight, and most of my colleagues and executives don’t understand just how difficult it can be to balance... Read more
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As we embark upon a new calendar year, it is traditional to pause and take a look back, reflecting on the past as we launch into the future.  Unfortunately, looking into the recent past for the nonprofit sector isn’t a positive experience. The last few years have seen numerous scandals and... Read more
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"Volunteers in the food redistribution revolution" would have been an unlikely Along the Web topic even just a few years ago. But today there is an undeniable and growing public awareness about the shocking amount of food that’s wasted and sent to landfills, despite still being fit for people to... Read more
Available in March
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A core goal of all leaders of volunteers is to ensure that volunteers have a great experience. If you are directly managing the volunteers yourself, that goal can be structured and achievable. But in larger organisations, where the responsibility for managing and supporting volunteers is... Read more
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The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care, edited by Ros Scott and Steven Howlett, Oxford University Press, 226 pages, $40.95, ISBN 978-0-19-878827-0 Introduction “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.” Dame Cicely Saunders is credited... Read more
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Volunteer resource managers leave their jobs at a rate of almost double that of the nonprofit sector in general (Ertas, 2018). Turnover of volunteer resource managers is a significant issue due to the wide-reaching direct and indirect economic and social consequences for nonprofit organizations... Read more