Skilled Volunteers: Wes and Whitney

2021-07-20T08:02:20-05:00March 2nd, 2021|

Skilled Volunteers: Wes and Whitney When we think of nonprofits, one of the first things that comes to mind is volunteers. Volunteers are the reason many nonprofits are able to do what they do. They support us in ways our budgets will not allow. They pass along our mission to their communities and [...]

Preparing for Volunteer Engagement in 2021

2021-01-06T17:11:42-06:00January 16th, 2021|

Preparing for Volunteer Engagement in 2021 2020 is in our rear view and the end of the pandemic is in sight. Nevertheless, nonprofits will face many of the same volunteer engagement challenges in the new year. Here is a new take on the same obstacles we face each year. Consider New Policies and [...]

2 Surprising Ways COVID Has Impacted Volunteerism in Houston

2020-12-16T16:27:25-06:00December 30th, 2020|

2 Surprising Ways COVID Has Impacted Volunteerism in Houston People are motivated to volunteer for a multitude of reasons and find ways to connect with nonprofits in a variety of ways under normal circumstances. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteer Houston reached out to the general volunteer community in the greater Houston, [...]

Two New Approaches to Corporate Volunteerism

2020-11-30T09:08:44-06:00November 30th, 2020|

Two New Approaches to Corporate Volunteerism We've heard the research. We've read the research. We know what the research says. Corporate volunteer programs improve employee morale, improve brand reputation and ultimately improve the bottom line. Yes, yes, yes! There is so much to unpack when it comes to corporate volunteerism and Corporate Social [...]

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?

2021-07-20T07:50:18-05:00August 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 [...]