Volume XIX, Issue 4, July - October 2019

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Editor’s Note: Cathrine Weaver, MSN, HN-BC, RN, is the integrative C.A.R.E. Services Coordinator for a large acute care hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, specializing in the use of integrative health practices to address patient and  healthcare professionals’ needs for improved well-being... Read more
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I am a manager of volunteers. I love my job. I love the people I get to meet and I love the people I work with. I feel fortunate to be engaged in the field of volunteer management and to work alongside some of the most dedicated, hardworking, and kind people I know.  That dedication, however,... Read more
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As adult educators, we have long promoted volunteerism in our classrooms as a way for students to make a difference in their communities while developing their workplace skills and gaining career-relevant experience. Our incorporation of volunteerism is twofold: we advocate both as citizens... Read more
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Susan J. Ellis once remarked that leaders of volunteers are the ‘busybodies’ of the nonprofit world. She was referring to our need, by virtue of our work, to know everything and everyone in order to be effective. Despite this, we tend to have a narrow frame of reference for sources of... Read more
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We typically write about volunteers in human service settings, but we don’t want to overlook the enormous popularity of volunteering with animals and the volunteer management involved with these unique settings. This Along the Web highlights the many roles volunteers take up in zoos and animal... Read more
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We live in a global world and our organizations are made all the richer with people from a diversity of backgrounds. However, challenges to understanding one another’s different perspectives and organizational approaches are sure to surface, even when we're all working towards the same goals.... Read more
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In August 2017, the Hot Topic on Energize, Inc. – called "Three Great Days: Reflections after the Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership" – included a summary of a meeting that gathered many of the current bloggers in the field. Nearly two years later, AL!VE, the Association of Leaders in... Read more
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Study reviewed: Nelson, E. K. (2018). "They pay people to work here? The role of volunteering on nonprofit career awareness and interest." Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 4(3), 329-349. As the nonprofit sector grows and the baby boomer generation reaches retirement, we need creative... Read more