Hi there, Just wanted to point out a couple of really interesting pieces that have emerged via the social action networking site ivo.org If you haven’t already registered for this website – then do check it out. It’s a fantastic resource to complement the great discussions generated. And you can advertise your volunteering opps and events.
Currently, there are some thought provoking articles about volunteer involvement and risk – in particularly focusing on getting organisations to involve more under 16s. Take a look at the following blogs: ‘Feel the fear and volunteer anyway’ and ‘A request to those re-developing volunteer policies for their organisations’ to join in this debate and share some examples.
Also of interest is ‘Volunteering whilst under the knife’ – a fascinating piece on involving service users as volunteers. One which includes an indepth and very insightful response from a fellow volunteer manager about her experiences and learning in this area. If those topics don’t float your volunteering boat then there are plenty others on there that might. What are you waiting for?
Make a cup of tea and take some time out to read, reflect, challenge and share. Enjoy!