Volume XX, Issue 3, April - July 2020

From Editor-in-Chief Rob Jackson

Headshot of RobWe live in unprecedented times. Who could have known that the world would change so much between our last issue in January and this new one? Work begins on the content for each issue of e-Volunteerism well in advance of our publication date. As a result, in this latest issue, only Research to Practice focuses on this subject... read more

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The domain of mental wellbeing is receiving more and more attention in the healthcare profession. It is now universally accepted that mental health, as well as social and environmental factors, are significant determinants of physical health. In recognising this symbiotic relationship, medical... Read more
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A Note About Terminology For the purpose of this project and this article, we use the term ‘disbursement’ as a general term referring to any type of financial value provided to volunteers by an organization in the course of their volunteer service, including reimbursement, payment, or non-cash... Read more
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The domain of mental wellbeing is receiving more and more attention in the healthcare profession. It is now universally accepted that mental health, as well as social and environmental factors, are significant determinants of physical health. In recognising this symbiotic relationship, medical... Read more
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The world seems like a scary place right now. Between the political divisions, climate change threat, and COVID-19 worries, it feels like everyone would benefit from a bit of the positivity and good things that volunteers and volunteerism can bring. As leaders of volunteers, it should be no... Read more
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When faced with challenging world problems, volunteers’ resilience and resourcefulness have historically come to the fore. Consider the volunteer response to global heating and the damaging effects of climate change, which can seem overwhelming. Since scientists reported in 2019 that trees... Read more
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As Leaders of Volunteers, communication is an integral part of our job. It anchors most of the work we do, whether it be within our organization to volunteers and colleagues, or externally focused on recruitment and engagement. It can sometimes feel like our work is full of evolving priorities,... Read more
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In this Voices, co-editor Tracey O’Neill talks with leaders of volunteers about the value of podcasts, those video/audio presentations that now cover every topic around the world and can be accessed via computers, cell phones, and tablets. Through her interviews with experienced  podcast users,... Read more
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Now more than ever, technology is playing an all-encompassing role in keeping nonprofits and volunteer programs going. While volunteer-matching apps and social media platforms have been around for a while, social distancing takes us to a whole other level in how we incorporate technology into... Read more