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20 March 2006
Volunteering for the 'right' causes by Mirko Bagaric
More than 20,000 supposedly time-pressed Australians applied to spend upwards of 100 hours volunteering to help run a third rate sporting event while non-profit social services can’t get enough volunteers to assist people who are homeless, elderly and  infirm. "Is this the right cause?" asks writer Mirko Bagaric.  Read article

From: Online Opinion, Australia
More about: Australia  Advocacy
15 March 2006
Volunteerism is not a new concept by Dorian Bryan
Volunteers have been serving Jamaican communities for ages. With the upcoming Cricket World Cup in 2007, Jamaicans are getting ready to work hard, play hard and volunteer.   Read article

More about: Jamaica  Culture & sports
01 March 2006
Volunteering comes from the heart by Catherine Mulroney
Toronto journalist Catherine Mulroney argues that mandatory volunteering simply does not work. "Institutionalizing something that was once voluntary, there is a risk of turning off future volunteers, teaching them only that helping out is a chore to be crossed off a to-do list rather than a valuable experience for both volunteer and recipient," she writes.  Read article

From: The Toronto Star, Canada
More about: Canada  Young volunteers
27 February 2006
Asking volunteers to give money: What's stopping us? by Thomas W. McKee
Money follows involvement, says volunteer expert Thomas McKee. Studies show that majority of Americans give to charities and at least one volunteer in that household. McKee suggests that charities should also provide volunteers to contribute financially -- and they might reply, "what took you so long?'  Read article

From: Volunteer Power, USA
More about: Management
15 February 2006
Have we regulated volunteer management beyond recognition? by Andy Fryar
Gone are the days when managing volunteers was a "relaxed and casual affair" writes volunteer management expert Andy Fryar. He noted how much change volunteering work has gone through over the past 20 years, bringing in so many answers. But now the question is: Where it will end and where will it lead us?  Read article

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