Volume XVIII, Issue 1, October 2017 - January 2018

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I’ve worked in some dreary training rooms in my time, and the one that belongs to the Diocese of Southwark (South London, UK) combines the very worst features of them all—airless and charmless, with migraine-inducing lighting, back-breaking seats, and a sad refreshment trolley stocked with a few... Read more
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Some years ago, Debbie Talbot, a hospital-based manager of volunteer resources, and Ann Heesters, that same institution’s director of bioethics, came together to discuss a series of cases that generated moral distress for their volunteers and for those who supported them. Although these cases... Read more
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“People support a world they help create.” This quote from self-improvement lecturer and author Dale Carnegie describes the ingenuity of and 'challenge accepted' attitude exhibited by a unique group of 75 volunteers at the Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Odessa, Texas from 2014 to 2016.... Read more
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Recently the Daily Mail online published a Reuters article, “Good job or taking work? Volunteering by asylum seekers in Italy praised and panned.”  It provides an interesting outline of the pros and cons of an initiative in Italy which offers migrants from sub-Saharan Africa—living in temporary... Read more
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Some may recall when pantyhose and tights became popular in the 1960s. Packages were often labeled “one size fits all.” Actually, the single size was baggy on slender, petite women but skimpy on their more generously proportioned sisters. The same problem of fit applies to volunteer handbooks:... Read more
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Antiquated. Stagnant. Ineffective. Do any of these words describe your recruitment messages? It’s ironic that as a profession, we talk a lot about innovation. And yet one of the more regular activities we do—recruiting volunteers—has had no innovation to speak of. There have been very few... Read more
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Introduction On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic United Nations Summit — officially came into force. Over the next 15 years, with these new goals that universally... Read more
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Fuller, Janina M., & Friedel, Curtis R. (2017). Developing volunteer leaders: Let their intentions guide the way. Journal of Leadership Education 16 (3), 45-66. Available at: journalofleadershiped.org/attachments/article/509/0621_Friedel.pdf   Every year, millions of people volunteer for... Read more