Tag Archive for: volunteer

What is overlooked in volunteer work with young people?

Mölkänen, J., & Honkatukia, P. (2022). Ambiguous, affective, and arduous: Volunteers’ invisible work with young adults. Journal of Youth Development, 17(4). https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2022.1198 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Past research has either focused on a) the benefits of becoming a volunteer, b) volunteers’ motivations or c) how mentorships are a promising method for approaching at-risk […]

Youth mentoring: the motivation of volunteering and the validity of the volunteer function inventory

  Teye, AC,  Peaslee, L. (2020). Why mentor? A validation study of the volunteer functions inventory for use in youth mentoring. Journal of Community Psychology, 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22326 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Examines the validity of the Volunteer Functions Inventory, as well as the functional motivations of youth mentoring program volunteers  473 participants/mentors were […]

Sustaining the volunteer base for mentoring programs

By Meanie Ervin, Director of Communication, Adopt A Class A repost from National Mentoring Resource Center Hi Friends, It’s Melanie Ervin, Director of Communication of Adopt A Class. I am here to share our work and 3 lessons we’ve learned that has sustained our program year over year. But first, What is Adopt A Class? Adopt […]

Volunteering can be a multigenerational family affair

By Chris Farrell, Next Avenue Contributor  Fiftysomething Linda Meadows, a volunteer with the AmeriCorps Reading Partners program, is tutoring students at the library of Cherry Hill Elementary in south Baltimore, a low-income, mostly African-American neighborhood. “I like to encourage young people. They need to be told they can do it,” she says. For Meadows, Reading […]