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Saturday, February 25, 2012

What's in a Word - Volunteer Manager

The impetus for writing this blog post came from the degree of interest I received in my most recent blog post, The A-Z of What Volunteers Want.  I thought that I would use a similar formula to write down some of the characteristics which a volunteer manager may exhibit.  There are many words to describe the many traits that a volunteer manager may have.  However to challenge myself, I have utilized a form of constrained writing to limit the choice of words that I use by writing my own list of characteristics of a volunteer manager in the form of an acrostic poem using the words Volunteer Manager.
Valued
Openness
Leadership
Uniqueness
Networking
Trust
Enthusiasm
Engagement
Resourcefulness

Maturity
Attitude (+ve)
Nice
Appreciation
Growth
Enterprising
Respect

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
I am sure that you have your own list of volunteer manager traits.
Be bold, be brave, be Creative.   Here’s your chance to – write your list!!!

You can also find this post on the I-Volunteer website.

If you would like to create your own word image like the one above go to the Wordie website and create your own.  Have Fun!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The A- Z of What Volunteers Want.

I was reflecting on my own volunteering experiences and decided to write down some of the reasons I enjoy volunteering.  To challenge myself and to be more creative I decided to make an alphabetical list of single words which describe my own impetus for volunteering and why I continue to enjoy volunteering. 

Appreciation
Belonging
Caring
Dedication
Enjoyment
Friendship
Guidance
Honesty
Involvement
Journey
Kindness
Leadership
Meaning
Nurture
Openness
People
Quality
Respect
Structure
Trust
Unity
Valued
Wisdom
X (a term used to indicate a person whose true name is unknown – many volunteers want anonymity)
Youthfulness
Zing (energy and enthusiasm)

Perhaps you can come up with a list of your own.  Be bold, be brave, be Creative.  You know you have your own list just bursting to come out.   So here’s your chance – write your list!!!