Volume XVII, Issue 2, January - April 2017

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The Volunteer Engagement Cycle. Sigh. It's usually the first slide in the first lesson of Volunteer Management 101. And it has been at least since I took the course in. . . well, quite a few years ago. The Cycle—Plan, Recruit, Onboard, Train, Supervise, Recognize, and Evaluate—is important.... Read more
With apologies to Sesame Street and its popular song lyrics, “One of these things (is not like the others)” applies to the world of volunteer administration, too. Consider organizational constructs like boards, councils, committees, and advisory groups. When it comes to your organization or your... Read more
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A concept that spreads the love through volunteering? Good deeds and dating in a single package? In this e-Volunteerism feature, volunteer-manager-turned-entrepreneur Hannah Whitehead describes her efforts to innovate against all odds—and yes, she brings Cupid along for the ride, too! In June... Read more
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Just recently, Rob had one of those conversations that sparked a long chain of thought. A colleague expressed the wish that professional associations for volunteer resource managers would ‘accredit’ volunteer management training in some formal way. The associations would vet and list ‘approved’... Read more
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Because you found your way to e-Volunteerism and then to this article, you have done some things which many of us readily take for granted and increasingly do without thinking.  For a start, you have some kind of electronic device which you know how to use and connect to the Internet. You have a... Read more
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Training expert Betty Stallings is widely known throughout the volunteer management field. Over the past several decades, she's trained many of us, written some of our most helpful resources, and served for 10 years as the original Editor of this journal’s Training Designs section. Her work has... Read more
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If you’ve ever felt alone in this field—as you try and run programs with scarce resources, as you cope without support from senior staff, and as you spend time advocating for the value of volunteers to your organization—know that you are actually not alone. People from all over the world are... Read more
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Asghar, H. M. (2015). The volunteer functions inventory: Examination of dimension, scale reliability, and correlates. International Journal of Innovated and Applied Research, 3(4), 52-64. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/275886573_ The_Volunteer_Functions_Inventory_... Read more