Volume VI, Issue 1, October 2005

South Australia is a great place to volunteer. Not only does it have the highest rate of volunteering in Australia, the state government also proclaims a desire to increase this rate from 38% to 50% of the population by 2010. This target is even written into the State’s Strategic Plan (www.premier.... Read more
by Soroptimist International of the Americas including an audio interview with Leigh Wintz, Executive Director
An audio interview with
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA, www.soroptimist.org) is an international organization for business and professional women who provide volunteer service to their communities. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial... Read more
  I have been privileged to work with volunteers for over 25 years. During this time I observed many changes in my volunteer practice. Volunteers changed, and the level at which they were engaged in organizations where I worked changed as well. Marlene Wilson’s 1976 book, The Effective Management... Read more
In 1987 an Englishman named David Cooperrider1 suggested a new approach to helping organizations create models for how they wanted to develop.  Called “appreciative inquiry” the method involves, among other things, getting people to create a vision of what they would like an organization to be and... Read more
We commonly do “Along the Web” by subject categories, but in this issue I thought I’d just list a variety of interesting reports that have shown up recently that either don’t fit neatly into categories or are within subject areas that we have already covered. We’ll continue this listing in our next... Read more
I passionately believe diversity is one of the keys to success, both in volunteer-involving organisations and volunteer programs. When training on diversity and inclusion in volunteering – whatever population groups this may mean in your country – one of the main aims is to explore the benefits of... Read more
Moderated by
Volunteering infrastructure is a crucial element to encourage the development of a broad range of meaningful volunteering opportunities and the engagement of a diverse spectrum of people in volunteering. Whether it is “peak bodies” engaging in policy debate with national government, volunteer... Read more
by Marian Wright Edelman
Synergistwas a magazine published three times a year during the 1980s by the National Center for Service-Learning (NCSL), one of the lesser-known programs of the former American federal government agency, ACTION. NCSL provided resources and technical assistance to schools and agencies seeking best... Read more
Evelina J. Rog, S. Mark Pancer, and Mark C. Baetz
Reviewed by
Available to download at: http://www.nbvol.com/English/pdf/Pancer_final_eng.pdf This edition of Research to Practice reviews a report - available to download at the above address – that is set out very much like a Research to Practice feature. The report’s dozen pages offer a range of... Read more