Volume XIII, Issue 2, January 2013

Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels provides a host of educational challenges. Traditional college and university students – between the ages of 18 and 30 – generally arrive in the classroom with significantly less work experience than the typical adult registering for a continuing... Read more
Volunteer-involving organizations – whether nonprofits, government agencies or all-volunteer associations – regularly search for new philosophies and technologies to maximize volunteerism and advance the organization’s purpose. However, implementing use of personality profiles rarely makes the list... Read more
An interview with
Editor’s Introduction This feature Q&A introduces Voolla, a brand-new initiative that merges volunteering and fundraising and promises to be “the new way to give.” Created by Stephanie Downs, Voolla is grounded in a philosophy of leveraging volunteer work into money. The premise behind Voolla... Read more
Introduction What is the definition of "giving?" Has the term become synonymous with nothing but money – rather than the giving of an individual’s time, talents and skills?  And what about the word "philanthropy?" Has it, too, become indistinguishable from the giving of only money? Are... Read more
Bicycling has long been a popular and often necessary mode of transportation in many parts of the world, whether in developing China or more modern countries such as the Netherlands. As the cost and environmental impact of driving a car increases, the popularity of cycling continues to grow. People... Read more
Reward and recognition for volunteers can take various forms – from a friendly smile to role modeling behaviour from peers and colleagues to encouraging the personal development of volunteers. As a volunteer coordinator at a large national charity in England, I cover the northwest region of the... Read more
Documents of Record, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
During the 1960s, interest surged across the United States for the engagement of community volunteers on behalf of juvenile and adult offenders in the courts and corrections systems. What was then the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare funded a range of initiatives and studies to... Read more
Reviewed by
“Well-managed volunteers are assets that charities insist they cannot do without. Nevertheless, few charities publish the value of their volunteers’ efforts in annual reports.” (Cordery, Proctor-Thomson & Smith, 2012, 47) We hear over and over again how volunteers are indispensable to many... Read more