What's New & Updated With Jayne
training video of me talking about Using Internet &
Smartphone Apps to Work With Volunteers.
Volunteering in Europe 2013
& print articles about or addressing controversies
regarding volunteers replacing paid staff
Not available for training or consulting
October & November 2013 blogs
Want to know what it looks like to live tweet an event? The 2013 Pacific Cluster Learning Community Conference, a multi-day, multi-state training for people managing national service programs, such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, was held in October, and several of the sessions were broadcast live on the Internet. I live-tweeted several sessions one day, as the @Oregonvolunteer guest tweeter. I have a record of the day's tweets here (in reverse order).
Where I'm speaking in October:
More Donors, More Volunteers and More Awareness: Doing It All With Better Outreach
at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Education and Exposition Center in Henderson, Kentucky - my first presentation ever in my hometown!
ZAPP® / Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) 2013 Arts Festival Conference, in Louisville, Kentucky.
October 9 & 11
Essentials of Volunteer Engagement - all day intensive trainings for AmeriCorps members in Oregon, hosted by Oregon Volunteers, in Portland, Oregon.
Pacific Cluster Learning Community Conference in Portland, Oregon. For members of AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps, as well as the program directors of such.
One(-ish) Day "Tech" Activities for Volunteers
Volunteers are getting together for intense, one-day events, or events of just a few days, to build web pages, to write code, to edit Wikipedia pages, and more. These are gatherings of onsite volunteers, where everyone is in one location, together, to do an online-related project in one day, or a few days. It's a form of episodic volunteering, because volunteers don't have to make an ongoing commitment - they can come to the event, contribute their services, and then leave and never volunteer again. Because computers are involved, these events are sometimes called hackathons, even if coding isn't involved. This page provides advice on how to put together a one-day event, or just-a-few-days-of activity, for a group of tech volunteers onsite, working together, for a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), community-focused government program, school or other mission-based organization - or association of such.
August & September 2013 blogs
you welcome people with your language - or make
them uncomfortable (even drive