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Farewell to a pioneer – a tribute to Susan J Ellis
The world is a much poorer place today. Susan Ellis wasn’t merely a shining light in the volunteer management world – she was the light house! And while there were times her presence mayRead More »
Ten questions every VM should ask a potential employer!
As Leaders of Volunteers one of our specialty areas is (or at least should be) the ability to properly interview someone. To ask the right question To draw out that extra layer of informationRead More »
Are you a good volunteering parent?
Are you a good volunteering parent? I’m the father of 5 children, and I have a further 4 step-children, so it’s fair to say I’ve done a lot of thinking about parenting inRead More »
The ANZAC’S – Our Greatest Ever Volunteers?
By Andy Fryar Today in Australia and New Zealand we respectfully commemorate 100 years of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. For overseas readers, this day has become sacrosanct in this part of the world andRead More »
Is it time to re-define volunteering?
This month’s Hot Topic is a re-working of an article I first wrote a decade ago. I’ve revisited this topic after being invited to provide an online thought piece to raise debate as theRead More »
How many volunteers are too many volunteers?
One of the most common questions I am asked is “How many volunteers should one Volunteer Manager be responsible for?” – or in other words, what might be the ideal ratio of volunteer leadershipRead More »
A Burning Issue
It’s summer in Australia and in January this year South Australia experienced its worst bushfires for several decades. What made these latest fires more frightening than usual was just how close they got toRead More »
The Cane Toad Effect
I was recently asked to speak on the topic of ‘Navigating the Brave New World’ of volunteerism. In the room were a number of volunteer management professionals, Volunteer Centre personnel, volunteers and of courseRead More »