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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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
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Along the Web articles in the past have highlighted some outstanding volunteering efforts in health care, human services, and in very emotionally challenging settings or situations. But in this issue, the focus turns for the first time to volunteering in hospice care settings, with a special... Read more
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Many of us know the joys and challenges of working with teams. Teams of volunteers (committees, boards, etc.) are not exempt from these and additionally face unique nuances and realities. Because organizations must always focus on the successful development of people and programs, this presents... Read more
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The October 2011 issue of e-Volunteerism was dedicated to the topic of credentialing for volunteer management. In an article from that issue, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief Rob Jackson sought out leaders of volunteers from around the globe to give their opinions about certification or... Read more
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We typically think of retirement as a stage of life when one leaves the paid workforce, and adults 65 and older are an increasing demographic. This retiree cohort is also a coveted segment of the population that is targeted for volunteer recruitment. Older volunteers “bring a richness of... Read more