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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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, we know that volunteers’ resilience and resourcefulness have repeatedly come to the fore. Consider, for example, the volunteer response to global heating and the damaging effects of climate change. In 2019, scientists reported that because trees reduce... Read more
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As leaders of volunteers, communication and discovery are integral to being effective in our job. It anchors the work we do, whether it be within our organization as we have conversations with volunteers or colleagues, or externally as we focus on recruitment and engagement. As we navigate our... Read more
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In this Voices, co-editor Tracey O’Neill talks with voices in the field 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.  In video interviews with three leaders of volunteers and... 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