Large Scale Change, Training, Volunteering, and Software

Jesse Salinas is the Director of Technology at the Atlanta, Georgia based Hands on Network, an organization that helps 55 affiliate organizations around the US recruit and manage volunteers. The Network facilitates a staggering number of volunteer projects each year.  Integral to their work is a commitment to helping train volunteer managers to maximize the meaning, accessibility and impact of the volunteering experience.

Encouraging Volunteers and Employees with Non-Financial Incentives

Can Non-Financial Incentives Work? You're In Trouble If They Don't

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an incentive as "Something that arouses feeling or incites to action". If the only thing that will do this for your employees is money then you have problems. Of course people want financial returns for their work - they have to live and, yes, financial incentives work in many situations, but let's look at some of the other reasons people may come to work.

Volunteering Abroad

Volunteer Abroad:

The Benefits of Volunteering for Professionals

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi

Helping Voluntary Groups Plan Websites

Helping Voluntary Groups Plan Websites

By Jason King

You may be a circuit rider, ICT consultant or website designer, working within a voluntary organisation, a freelancer or volunteer. Whatever your role, here are some ways you could help a voluntary organisation to plan and develop their website.

Accomodating for the Digital Divide in Volunteer Training

As I consider the task of volunteer development within my church I recognize considerable differences among adult learning in their access to and abilities in utilizing technology. These differences have been referred to by many as being a “digital divide” (”Digital divide basics fact sheet,” 2004) and encompass a wide variety of technological competencies. The 2000 US census found the following information regarding Internet access and utilization among Americans (”Falling through the net: toward digital inclusion,” 2004):

32 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

Working in a non-profit organization one appreciates and recognizes the important role volunteers play in the successful delivery of our programs and services. We could not be as effective as we are without the support of volunteers.

Recognizing, thanking and motivating volunteers is a vital part of a good volunteer program. Here is a list of ideas—both big and small—to thank and recognize their contributions.

The CTC VISTA Program: Low-Cost Technical Assistance for Underserved Communities

Vistas of Equal Access

The CTC VISTA project delivers technology to the underserved

By: Jennifer Anthony

October 22, 2007

ESOL Program Volunteer Training/Support Model: Boston HERC (Erin McNally 06-07)

Member Name: Erin McNally

Service Site: Boston HERC

Site Location: Léon de Juda, Boston, MA

Project Description:

Working with Technical Volunteers




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