Volume XX, Issue 2, January 2020 - April 2020

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Ok, maybe the headline I’ve chosen for this article is not accurate. Maybe it’s more of an “Everything I believe is missing from volunteer management, I discovered after I left it.” Yes, that’s more in keeping with the things I uncovered. The struggle that we, volunteer managers, face is not in... Read more
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Much that’s been said about the motivations and outcomes of skills based volunteering (SBV) has been written from the corporation’s perspective. We know less about what motivates or what it takes to engage a SBV program from a nonprofit point of view.  Skills based volunteering, according to the... Read more
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It’s a picture perfect summer day to visit the zoo. The sun is shining in a pristine blue sky brushed with pillowy white clouds. The temperature is comfortable with just the slightest warm breeze and there is a fresh, sweet, earthy smell in the air. As you are enjoying a scenic walk along an... Read more
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“The adage that ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ can be applied to volunteers, as well. It takes the entire organisation to provide a supportive environment for volunteer engagement. So whether you delegate primary accountability for volunteer management to an existing staff member or hire... Read more
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Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Chanukah. These and other festivals, celebrations, and holidays can bring even busier times for organisations that run seasonal fundraising drives or put together special projects, drawing upon the goodwill of a holiday season to reach out to more of the... Read more
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Leaders of volunteers around the world now face the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts, far and wide. At e-Volunteerism, we wanted to try and address this sobering issue and offer some help. From our robust Archives, we bring you the following stories and pearls of wisdom on how to lead volunteers... Read more
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The 2019 Points of Light Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, featured a plenary session that invited global video submissions that addressed the theme, “Embracing Your Role as a Catalyst for Impact.” The submissions demonstrated how volunteering creates ripples of impact throughout the... Read more
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Articles Reviewed:  Haddock, Megan, & Devereux, Peter (2016). Measuring the contribution of volunteering to the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and opportunities. Voluntaris – Zeitschrift für Freiwilligendienste Journal of Volunteer Services, 4 (1), 68-100. Available at: https://... Read more