That Time When the Volunteers Didn’t Show Up

2020-10-19T09:18:43-05:00October 15th, 2020|

That Time When the Volunteers Didn't Show Up It has happened to all of us. We collect responses and RSVP's from volunteers and when it's time for their shift to start....no one is there! What went wrong? Was it me or was it them? The reality is at times volunteers (unfortunately) do not [...]

3 Reasons Not To Be Intimidated by Virtual Volunteering

2020-10-23T12:44:13-05:00September 7th, 2020|

3 Reasons Not To Be Intimidated by Virtual Volunteering Virtual volunteering has been a popular topic lately. It's not a new concept, but it wasn't very common pre-COVID. So, what exactly is it? In reality, it encompasses two different concepts; both of which are considered remote. At Volunteer Houston, we define these concepts [...]

Yes, I Know What Service Learning Is. Wait, Do I?

2020-10-23T13:24:00-05:00August 12th, 2020|

Yes, I Know What Service Learning Is. Wait, Do I? One element of the volunteer experience transforms it into service learning. It's like sustainable eating. When you know everything about the food you're eating - where it came from and who farmed it - you are more likely to remember the meal. You're [...]