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Rejuvenating and Refreshing Tired Organisations
Rejuvenating and Refreshing Tired Organisations

1 January 2017 | Magazine Articles

Many organisations are struggling to deal with ageing volunteers, and no one is sure where the next generation of people is coming from...

The Gift of Volunteering
The Gift of Volunteering

1 May 2016 | Magazine Articles

Volunteering brings so many benefits to individuals. It gives a sense of purpose and structure to our days and keeps us engaging in a positive way...

Are Young People Volunteering?
Are Young People Volunteering?

1 July 2015 | Magazine Articles

I had an interesting experience recently during a deployment to Whanganui after the flooding. My son and I are both members of an emergency response...

When it is Time to Go… Exiting a Volunteer.
When it is Time to Go… Exiting a Volunteer.

1 November 2014 | Magazine Articles

There are many reasons that your organisation may need to exit a volunteer. It is sometimes necessary, but not always an easy process...

The Top Ten Volunteer Complaints
The Top Ten Volunteer Complaints

1 August 2014 | Magazine Articles

We often we hear the same complaints from volunteers, and mostly these come down to a lack of preparation, sound practices, training, supervision and...

The Power of Individual and Collective Contribution
The Power of Individual and Collective Contribution

1 May 2014 | Magazine Articles

June is a big month for those of us in the volunteering world with National Volunteer Week, prompting celebrations of volunteers and volunteering...

Is Your Organisation Volunteer Ready?
Is Your Organisation Volunteer Ready?

1 February 2014 | Magazine Articles

It seems that often organisations have more problems, and more complex problems, with their volunteers than with paid staff, and sometimes it is clear...

End of Year Celebrations
End of Year Celebrations

1 November 2013 | Magazine Articles

Thanking your team both individually and collectively is an important part of volunteer recognition and retention...

Involving Volunteers in Financial Matters
Involving Volunteers in Financial Matters

1 October 2013 | Magazine Articles

Some considerations for non profits that are engaging volunteers in financial roles...

What makes a great Volunteer Co-ordinator?
What makes a great Volunteer Co-ordinator?

1 March 2013 | Magazine Articles

There are some key skills that are important for Volunteer Co-ordinators to have in order be great at this dynamic role...