I always seemed to have a large proportion of volunteers from Wisconsin when I managed volunteer groups. Of course, during the winter I can understand why they were in sunny Tucson, but the fact that they always seemed to be engaged in the community was really nice. Now that I've had the opportunity to spend time in WI, and especially Madison, I can appreciate that the community has a history of community activism that goes back many years.
Baby-sitting small children sounds like fun for some people. I am not one of those people. I am all for helping the world. My version of helping the world though is not making sure that all the students at a community center ...
The terms “volunteerism” and “altruism” are considered synonymous by lots of people. And inherently there are the Strategic Volunteerism components of helping others and furthering worthy causes when volunteering; but ...
Looking for volunteers? The person most likely to help is a married white woman between 35 and 44 who's a college graduate, works part-time and has one at least one child under 18, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey .
Millennials have different motives for volunteering than other groups, like "we're much more likely to get involved because of our friends instead of your mission", or "if we get mail from you, we'll wonder why you spent the time and money". It's a fun article, and important because approaching volunteers is ALL about understanding and responding to their motives for recruitment and retention.
Volunteering as a family is a great way for families to spend time together. Just think, if one person can change the world, what can your whole family do? We’ve got some ideas about how your whole family can start changing the world!
The Weak Economy and VolunteeringPatch.comFinancial distress. High unemployment levels. City budget cuts. Lower levels of community services coupled with higher fees. Price increases for gas, groceries and health care.