Volunteers as essential workers? In part one of a two part interview, Dr. Paul Falkowski discusses how he began his …
If headlines really told the story.
Collaborative volunteering takes away the sizing up of a potential volunteer to see if they would fit into our little mold.
Are we overlooking an untapped potential volunteer source? Listen in as Summer Neiss, student coordinator for the K Kids program shares how having a conversation with volunteer organizations can produce out-of-the box results.
From day one, I said to her that “it’s not that I don’t want you to be privy to things, it’s that I don’t want you to be burdened with junk. You’re here to do good work and you deserve to be shielded from the nonsense.”
Nurturing resilience is a gift to your future self. It doesn’t matter if change is upheaval or small, it upsets the status quo and we can nurture a “change is not the end of the world” mindset, so that when changes occur, volunteers are prepared to work through them.
Because volunteer resilience is key to not only surviving major disruptions, but key to surviving and thriving during more minor disruptions, we are knee-deep in encouraging resilience. Nurturing volunteer resilience is necessary, regardless of a pandemic or a change in policy.
Are volunteers resilient? How about volunteer mangers? How filled up is your cope-o-meter right now? In this VPT podcast, Laura Rundell chats resilience.
We invest in people. But we don’t often measure our investment’s growth. We’re too overwhelmed with daily work to stop and take stock of our positive influence on volunteers and our missions.