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Global News on Volunteerism
The United Nations Volunteer office is providing access to its Global Volunteer Update in three languages. The newsletter is an overview of volunteering from around the world. Here are the addresses.
Volunteerism is on the Rise
A recent study by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans shows a rise in the number of American adults reporting volunteer activities. The survey of 1,002 US adults was based on telephone interviews.
A Global View on Volunteering
Volunteering worldwide is being impacted by ten trends, according to Foster Murphy of Charitable Futures, as outlined in a recent article in Voluntary Action. Murphy maintains that, "Volunteering does not stand still, and is directly affected by changes in the environment in which it takes place." Here is a brief overview of his ideas of what is impacting volunteering throughout the world.
From: "Trends affecting the development of volunteering worldwide: An overview." Foster Murphy, Voluntary Action, Volume 6, Number 3, Autumn 2004
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