DOVIA Colorado Conference on Volunteerism

What a day!  Today I had the honor of giving a keynote address to attendees at DOVIA's Colorado Conference on Volunteerism.  I was not surprised but SO impressed with the depth of thought and experience that participants brought to our work together.  HUGE thanks to all of the volunteers who organized the conference and to … Continue reading DOVIA Colorado Conference on Volunteerism

Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 3

We've made it!  This is the last in a series of posts about conflicts among volunteers.  I'm excited to get this post published before the start of DOVIA Colorado's Conference on Volunteerism tomorrow.  In the previous posts we've looked at common sources of conflict for volunteers who are Helpers for a Day, Sustaining Supporters, (Part … Continue reading Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 3

Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 2

If you read the post from earlier this week and thought, "Wait, that doesn't fit my experience. What about....?" then this post is for you. On the last post, we explored two types of volunteering, the Helper for a Day and Sustaining Supporter types. Today let's dig into one more, the Would be Staff.  Since … Continue reading Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 2

Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 1

In ten days, I'll be presenting the keynote address The Colorado Conference on Volunteerism hosted by DOVIA Colorado (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies). I'm excited to bring ideas of Conflict Resolution to their work and have been wrestling with what ideas are most critical to share. To help myself focus and prepare for this event, … Continue reading Conflict in Volunteerism: Part 1