Volume XX, Issue 2, January 2020 - April 2020

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Ok, maybe the headline I’ve chosen for this article is not accurate. Maybe it’s more of an “Everything I believe is missing from volunteer management, I discovered after I left it.” Yes, that’s more in keeping with the things I uncovered. The struggle that we, volunteer managers, face is not in... Read more
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Much that’s been said about the motivations and outcomes of skills based volunteering (SBV) has been written from the corporation’s perspective. We know less about what motivates or what it takes to engage a SBV program from a nonprofit point of view.  Skills based volunteering, according to the... 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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“The adage that ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ can be applied to volunteers, as well. It takes the entire organisation to provide a supportive environment for volunteer engagement. So whether you delegate primary accountability for volunteer management to an existing staff member or hire... Read more
Available in February
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Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Chanukah. Holidays and festivals like these can create even busier times for organisations that run fundraising drives or develop special projects tied to these events in an attempt to reach more of the communities they serve. As evidenced during the most... Read more
Available in March
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Do you want to increase your recruitment success? Granted, who doesn't? But have you ever considered the design of your organisational web pages as part of the solution? In this Training Designs article, Jennifer Mann from Volunteering at Home-Start in the UK will walk you through the journey... Read more
Available in March
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At a recent Points of Light conference, a plenary session included short videos from volunteer programs around the world that showcased innovation in volunteer programs. Voices co-editor Allyson Drinnon found the videos inspiring, and gained permission to present a sampling of three videos for e... Read more
Available in February
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In this Research to Practice, Laurie Mook reviews an article that brings together issues related to measuring the impact of volunteering, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals that address social, economic, and environmental challenges at the... Read more
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Articles Reviewed:  Haddock, Megan, & Devereux, Peter (2016). Measuring the contribution of volunteering to the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and opportunities. Voluntaris – Zeitschrift für Freiwilligendienste Journal of Volunteer Services, 4 (1), 68-100. Available at: https://pdfs.... Read more