Volume XIX, Issue 4, July - October 2019

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Editor’s Note: Cathrine Weaver, MSN, HN-BC, RN, is the integrative C.A.R.E. Services Coordinator for a large acute care hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, specializing in the use of integrative health practices to address patient and  healthcare professionals’ needs for improved well-being... Read more
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As adult educators, we have long promoted volunteerism in our classrooms as a way for students to make a difference in their communities while developing their workplace skills and gaining career-relevant experience. Our incorporation of volunteerism is twofold: we advocate both as citizens... Read more
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Susan J. Ellis once remarked that leaders of volunteers are the ‘busybodies’ of the nonprofit world. She was referring to our need, by virtue of our work, to know everything and everyone in order to be effective. Despite this, we tend to have a narrow frame of reference for sources of... Read more
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We typically write about volunteers in human service settings, but we don’t want to overlook the enormous popularity of volunteering with animals and the volunteer management involved with these unique settings. This Along the Web highlights the many roles volunteers take up in zoos and animal... Read more
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We’re all looking to improve our recruitment skills and to take advantage of new technologies and tools. This Training Designs presents a step-by-step guide on how to use the search function within LinkedIn to do targeted searches for volunteers. In three simple steps, you and your organization... Read more
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In August 2017, the Hot Topic on Energize, Inc. – called "Three Great Days: Reflections after the Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership" – included a summary of a meeting that gathered many of the current bloggers in the field. Nearly two years later, AL!VE, the Association of Leaders in... Read more
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Study reviewed: Nelson, E. K. (2018). "They pay people to work here? The role of volunteering on nonprofit career awareness and interest." Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 4(3), 329-349. As the nonprofit sector grows and the baby boomer generation reaches retirement, we need creative... Read more