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“Won’t somebody please think of the children?” How – and why – nonprofits can engage the youngest volunteers

Written By: Benita Aalto
January 24, 2013

Is your organization ready to welcome young volunteers?

Governance Q&A: Choosing your volunteering

Written By: Jane Garthson
January 3, 2013

What's the most ethical way to volunteer when you have limited time to offer?

The abundant not-for-profit (recorded webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
December 5, 2012

Watch as Lynda Gerty, Director of Engagement at Vantage Point, explores how a People Lens culture allows you to attract and engage talent.

Engaging young volunteers: What motivates youth to give their time?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 22, 2012

What lies within the heart of a young volunteer? What is it that inspires them to move, to act, to help?

When volunteering is not a choice: a look at mandatory community service

Written By: Jodie Shupac
August 13, 2012

What happens when an offender is ordered to perform community service with a nonprofit organization?

Are we truly engaging our volunteers?

Written By: Allison Griffith Seniuk
June 20, 2012

Is expanding the traditional view of volunteerism key to creating meaningful and engaging volunteer opportunities?

Have your passport ready: A look at voluntourism

Written By: Barbara Balfour
June 18, 2012

Canadians are increasingly combining travel and volunteering. But is right for you?

Harnessing the potential of cross-sector partnerships

Written By: Dave Nanderam
May 24, 2012

Practical advice to help your organization tap into high-calibre volunteers.

Can corporate good be better?

Written By: Scott Lundell
April 16, 2012

Corporate volunteerism often follows a familiar pattern: a group of employees come together, roll up their sleeves and get to work painting, cleaning up a park or possibly building a playground or home. But is this the most efficient use of corporate volunteers? Scott Lundell argues that nonprofits should consider a different approach to corporate volunteer programs.

Microvolunteering: Can you change the world with a few clicks?

Written By: Susan Fish
April 10, 2012

Since volunteers are increasingly looking for short-term assignments and ways to contribute while they're on the go, more organizations are experimenting with microvolunteering. When used correctly, this approach can bring a wealth of expertise and immediate assistance to your nonprofit's projects and events.

Volunteering your way to employment

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 20, 2011

For a long time now, the adopted viewpoint in the nonprofit sector is that volunteering is the best route to a job. Anecdotal evidence affirms the truth in that statement. But how does that overarching goal fall in line with organizational objectives? Is it helpful or detrimental?

Millennial engagement: Bringing the next generation into your organization

Written By: Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

Millennials have been described, and describe themselves, as passionate, connected, optimistic, and wanting to make an impact. Here’s how to welcome them into your organization.

Ethics Q&A: Mixing religion and overseas volunteering

Written By: Jane Garthson
March 1, 2011

I was accepted as an international development volunteer by an NGO connected with my faith. However, I am upset—the orientation material they sent says I can’t bring my holy books to give away.

Volunteering is the new Botox: Inject some into your life

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
January 11, 2011

Mayo Clinic research study indicates that volunteering is good for your health.

What about the people we don’t pay with money?

Written By: Colleen Kelly
January 11, 2011

This article suggests creative methods of engaging a new generation of volunteers.

Employee volunteerism: A profit for the nonprofits?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 18, 2010

This article explores new projects working to promote volunteerism within the corporate world.

Circle F Horse Rescue Society

Written By: Susan Fish
September 27, 2010

An interview with Walter Paetkau, president of Circle F Horse Rescue Society, about the organization's remarkable volunteer program.

Vancouver 2010: The volunteer effect

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
September 13, 2010

Ever wondered how an Olympic Games affects volunteerism in the host city after the fact? Actually, not many people have. But a team of researchers from Australia and the UK have set their sights on Vancouver to put together one of the first comprehensive surveys on the subject.

No more talk of the dollar value of volunteers!

Written By: Jayne Cravens
May 10, 2010

Why it is dangerous to put a dollar value on volunteers.

Being the best (board) volunteer you can be

Written By: Doreen Pendgracs
May 3, 2010

How to perform successfully as a board volunteer.

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