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Using Reciprocity to Combat Loneliness
Using Reciprocity to Combat Loneliness

1 September 2018

I’ve been reading about a wonderful organisation in the UK called “GoodGym”. Its focus is to provide opportunities for people to connect with older fo...

The Gift of Volunteering
The Gift of Volunteering

1 February 2018

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...

Rejuvenating and Refreshing Tired Organisations
Rejuvenating and Refreshing Tired Organisations

1 January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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