Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue for volunteers

Volunteers who work with vulnerable clients often describe their work as meaningful, rewarding and impactful. The compassion that infuses the work that volunteers do is transformative both for the client and for the volunteer. At times, it can be demanding and exhausting to work regularly with people who are chronically ill, lonely or experiencing other Continue Reading

How Neuroscience Can Improve Your Volunteer Training

Learning in a Volunteer Context The learning that takes place in our organizations, especially with volunteer training and orientation, has a direct impact on volunteer engagement, risk management and the quality of our services. Their effectiveness is critical. Non-profit organizations engage with a diverse range of learners. Factors such as culture, learning experience, language, socio-economic Continue Reading