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Van Gogh and Volunteering
Van Gogh and Volunteering

1 May 2021

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things put together” ~ Van Gogh

The Volunteering Lifeline
The Volunteering Lifeline

1 December 2020

When you work with volunteers you get to meet some fabulous individuals with their many and diverse personalities, viewpoints, and life stories...

Volunteering – Nourishing the body and the soul
Volunteering – Nourishing the body and the soul

1 July 2020

Food is also something that cuts right to the heart of community – and it can be a gauge of how healthy our communities really are...

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...