Volume XX, Issue 1, October 2019 - January 2020

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Every year hundreds of thousands of people volunteer in America’s national parks, assisting employees with a multitude of duties that range from leading guided hikes to conducting preventative search and rescue missions.1 In fact, it’s easier to list the activities volunteers cannot perform than... Read more
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It’s a picture perfect summer day to visit the zoo. The sun is shining in a pristine blue sky brushed with pillowy white clouds. The temperature is comfortable with just the slightest warm breeze and there is a fresh, sweet, earthy smell in the air. As you are enjoying a scenic walk along an... 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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Professional associations, certifications, and various iterations of member-based affiliation groups have existed within the field of Volunteer Engagement for decades, ranging from the informal and casual to formal and paid. Over the years there has been an ebb and flow of the success, longevity... Read more
Available in November
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Along the Web has previously highlighted volunteering in health care, human services, and in very emotionally challenging settings or situations. But in this new article, the focus turns for the first time to volunteering in hospice care, with a special look at how and why volunteers provide end... Read more
Available in December
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Working with and through volunteer teams presents as many opportunities as it does challenges. In this Training Designs article, Nancy Shelford of the Canadian Cancer Society presents a Skills-Mapping Workshop designed specifically to successfully empower volunteer groups to identify their... Read more
Available in December
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In this Voices, Tracey O’Neill revisits a topic that definitely deserves a review: What does the field think about credentialing? O’Neill gathers diverse opinions from volunteer management colleagues across the globe, focusing specifically on the CVA (Certification in Volunteer Administration)... Read more
Available in January
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Adults 65 and older are an increasing demographic, with many retired from work and reinvesting some of their time into volunteering. A new challenge for volunteer administrators is managing these older adults and, eventually, managing their decisions to withdraw or retire from volunteering. This... Read more