Category Archives: Episodic Volunteering

What Will You(th) Bring to the Table?

by Laura Rog We’re thinking a lot about child hunger at generationOn right now, and how we help scaffold youth to understand and act on such a complicated and critical issue. As a result of launching our “What Will You … Continue reading

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Orienting Volunteers- Why Bother?

by Megan Welch I used to volunteer early on Wednesday mornings at a soup kitchen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I loved the high energy, vibrant conversation and constant flow of coffee that kept everyone moving in the … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Tips for Working with Teens as Volunteers

by Erin McKelle Working with youth can be a challenging but rewarding experience. I myself am only 17 and have been involved in many different volunteering and activist projects, from working in a rape crisis center to leading a clothing … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking Volunteer Motivation

by Anne Schink At the recent Encore Leadership Summit I did a presentation on volunteer motivation: “What Lights Them Up and What Makes Them Glow.” Recently I read a new book called Drive by Daniel H. Pink that changed a … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Sparked.com

by Jerry Bishop Sparked.com is an amazing resource for organizations to access a pool of ready volunteers for assistance on a wide range of needs. But Sparked.com and micro-volunteering in general is a little different than most organizations are used … Continue reading

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Active Outreach: Cultivating Your Program’s Volunteer Base

by Anne Schink Workshop participants often expect any presentation on volunteer management to start with recruitment. When I present workshops on the model of The Charismatic Organization, those participants begin to understand that, as Susan Ellis puts it, “Recruitment is … Continue reading

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Volunteering for a Day with Good Shepherd Food Bank

by Nathaniel “Van” Beckman On December 10th, I and several other Maine VISTA Project members and State Planning Office staff had the privilege of volunteering for a few hours at the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s main warehouse in Auburn. GSFB … Continue reading

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