Volume XVII, Issue 4, July - October 2017

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“DR CurlyBubbe” and I met a year ago in the parking garage at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) as I arrived for one of my weekly chemotherapy visits. She was hard to miss, what with her bright yellow knee socks, hat with a red rose, and doctor’s coat covered with smiley faces... Read more
Available in August
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Like the proverbial phoenix that rises from the ashes, George Washington Carver Senior High School rose from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Over the decade since the storm, the community has seen the emergence of a new brand of school and a different way of teaching—along with a new group of... Read more
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One week after this issue launches, the 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Leadership Engagement begins in St. Paul, MN. A special track at the summit will convene a group of funders (public and private foundations and other donors) to meet with volunteer resources managers and other nonprofit... Read more
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Rob distinctly remembers the moment his heart sank. It must have been about 2007 in a university lecture theatre in London. The organisation he then worked for, Volunteering England, had just launched a new professional development program for leaders and managers of volunteers. A colleague... Read more
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Being outdoors is, for many people, one of the great pleasures in life. Whether out in wide open spaces, walking in hills and mountains, or navigating the crashing waves at the seashore, contact with the natural environment is good for us. Except, that is, for when it isn’t, when the curse of... Read more
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We know that teenagers can make wonderful volunteers. With their ideas, energy, and willingness to contribute to their communities, they are a rich and sometimes untapped volunteer force for many organizations. But how should adults approach working with teens? What unique factors should we... Read more
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Loyal readers of e-Volunteerism will remember Ivan Scheier as part of the journal’s advisory team and frequent contributor until his death in 2008. He was a pioneer and mentor to many of us and we devoted an entire issue in 2009 in tribute to him. He was also a prolific writer. In this Voices,... Read more
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Harp, Elizabeth R., Scherer, Lisa L., & Allen, Joseph A. (2017). "Volunteer engagement and retention: Their relationship to community service self-efficacy." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 46 (2), 442-458. If you Google it, there are 10 times the number of articles on “volunteer... Read more