Monthly Archives: September 2014

By calling for diversity, we disregard existing volunteers

Certain groups of people are under-represented in formal volunteering. We all know that, right? Quite rightly, we are often called upon to open up our organisations to these under-represented groups. We are challenged to broaden the diversity of our volunteer teams and to tackle any practical barriers to the engagement of a wide pool of… Read more »

Want new volunteers? It’s time to get creative

Two recent articles in Third Sector have highlighted the challenge facing volunteer-involving organisations in the coming months and years. One of these  – a piece of research which says today’s volunteers will demand more challenging tasks in their retirement – shows that the new breed of baby boomer volunteers are unlikely to engage in the… Read more »