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Exploring Volunteer Space: The Recruiting of a Nation

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Exploring Volunteer Space: The Recruiting of a Nation
by Ivan H. Scheier
Published in 1980 by VOLUNTEER: The National Center for Citizen Involvement (Boulder, CO)
Out-of-print but some slightly-damaged copies are still available through the Energize, Inc. Bookstore

This issue of Research to Practice takes a look at something that isn’t a typical research report and was written almost 30 years ago. Exploring Volunteer Space: The Recruiting of a Nation was Ivan Scheier’s greatest work – an exploration both of his own mind and of the universe of volunteering.  In this report, Ivan outlines much of what volunteering can be and a great deal of what would happen in volunteering in the future. While Exploring Volunteer Space is a highly conceptual work, it has great and continuing relevance to practitioners who think about the development of their volunteer programs.