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How to Embrace Volunteering Trends and “Newer” Volunteers

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Retiring Baby Boomers, life-long tech users, and skilled professionals! Oh, my! What’s a volunteer administrator to do? It may seem overwhelming to keep up with all the recent trends in volunteering – especially when trends force us to change or adapt how we recruit and work with volunteers.

But fear not: the basic components of volunteer management don’t go out of date. We can meet the unique needs and preferences of these so-called “newer” volunteers with some tweaks to our traditional methods. This edition of Along the Web explores Web resources that describe the characteristics of evolving categories of potential volunteers, with a focus on their motivations, preferences, and needs. Here, you'll also find tips and strategies for effectively engaging and retaining such newer volunteers.