Volunteer Management BLOG

Your source for tips, techniques and articles to improve your Volunteer Program.


  • Posted Jul 20, 2011 by Stacy Ashton

    Who Do You Know? The Power of Personal Networks

    Community Volunteer Connections and AVRBC have launched a series of workshops by leaders in the profession of volunteer management. Today Beth Cougler Blom, Volunteer Victoria’s Training & Outreach Manager and an AVRBC regional co-representative, spoke to a crowded room of Managers of Volunteers on a topic close to her heart: personal networking.
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  • Posted Jul 20, 2011 by Stacy Ashton

    Volunteer Positions Can Be Created. By You.

    When I interview volunteers, many rush to tell me “it’s not stuffing envelopes.” They’re charged with interesting, often festive, tasks. They’re interacting with people, not (usually) stuck in a room by themselves with stack of mail. When passionate volunteers tell me this, what I think they are saying is this:
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  • Posted Jul 20, 2011 by Stacy Ashton

    Volunteer Recognition: Say Thank You - And MEAN IT

    by Desiree Adaway It is a paradox—people’s willingness to volunteer versus the system’s capacity to use them effectively~Tom Weidmeyer, COO of United Parcel Service
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  • Posted Jul 20, 2011 by Stacy Ashton

    What Will "Save" a Struggling Non-Profit? Volunteers. The Story of Canadian Mental Health Association.

    Want to do something meaningful? You can save an organization. I'm not kidding and I'm not exaggerating. Recently, I interviewed Rodney Baker, who is the Executive Director of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Simon Fraser Branch) in New Westminster, BC.
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  • Posted Jul 20, 2011 by Stacy Ashton

    Attention Volunteer Coordinators: A Growing Niche of Telecommuters, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs Might NEED to Volunteer

    In Canadian workplaces, more and more people are working virtually, often from home. We're negotiating work-from-home arrangements because we hope it will give us the freedom to take care of our personal and family responsibilities. Without the commute to-and-from the office, we’ll have more time for friends and family, right? We'll be less consumed with busy-ness and have more time for the stuff that matters: family, community, connectedness. Or maybe not.
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