Podcast #306 – How Volunteering was Disrupted by the Pandemic
In this episode, I am speaking with Beth Steinhorn, co-author and editor of the book Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. She is also the President of VQ Volunteer Strategies. I was introduced to Beth when she presented to Encore Network on the topic Rethinking Volunteerism: Transforming Disruption to Impact, where she discussed how the volunteer world was disrupted by the pandemic. Volunteering is a great way to find an encore career and I thought this would be a great topic.
Read Beth’s bio:
As President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement and is co-editor of the new book, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. She provides consulting and training to organizations across the US and Canada including supporting dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. She draws upon her anthropology experience still, helping organizations through the culture shift process – from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill a mission.
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Now on to the podcast…
Websites Mentioned in the Podcast:
Volunteer Search Engines:
Catchafire – https://www.catchafire.org/
Points of Light https://engage.pointsoflight.org/
Plus, search for your local volunteer center or city/county volunteer opportunities, if they offer them.
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