Volume IV, Issue 2, January 2004

Summit on the Information Society
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in Geneva, Switzerland in early December 2003 and included a pre-Summit "Conference on Volunteering and ICTS" (Information and Communication Technologies). To put a more personal face on this event, listen to a sampling of interviews with... Read more
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Through several years of working in public relations (PR) and journalism, I've heard many publicity officers of social and sporting clubs and PR officers of non-profit organisations complain they are not getting 'enough exposure': 'I sent a release to The Times last week, and they didn't publish it... Read more
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Linda Watson, Volunteer Specialist at the Hospice of Central New York, describes her involvement in bringing the concept of hospice end-of-life care to Russia and introducing Russian colleagues to the importance of including volunteers in the caregiving. Since 1985, Watson has made seven trips to... Read more
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Just when you think you've seen everything in volunteerism, somebody comes along with something totally new. And then you discover that other people are thinking about it as well. Steve was sitting in the Washington Dulles airport over the holidays, engaging in the popular airport occupation of... Read more
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One of the fastest growing areas of volunteer involvement is that of the participation of youth.  This area, however, has its differences from traditional management of adults.  In this issue of Along the Web we'll look at studies on what motivates youth to volunteer, how to work effectively with... Read more
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Betty Stallings assisted a hospital in northern California to change the future of volunteering in its institution by facilitating a process that allowed the hospital auxiliary to reach the decision to disband itself and design a new volunteer involvement program. Betty shares her 10-step... Read more
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Nursing has been an integral part of patient care forever, but it was not always considered a medical profession in its own right. For centuries nursing was done privately by family members or publicly by religious orders. Prejudice and concerns for "moral decency" barred women from caring from the... Read more
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The May 2003 Hot Topic (http://energizeinc.com/hot/2003/03may.html) on the Energize Web site discussed how volunteers are portrayed in television and film in North America - and site visitors added more examples. This Keyboard Roundtable invites colleagues in Germany, Singapore, Lebanon, Romania,... Read more
Colin Rochester and Romayne Hutchison, with Margaret Harris and Laura Keely
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The current UK government has often re-iterated that its policy is 'evidence led'. Whether this happens in practice is for others to decide, but a useful spin-off is that research has become more prevalent in areas interesting government. This Research into Practice focuses on a report reviewing... Read more