Advocacy, Ethics, and Trends

Advocacy
Resources, trends, and legislation specific to volunteer engagement and management.


Ethics 
Volunteer Engagement and Best Practices ResourcesReference Resources
Organization Sample StatementsAcademic Articles
  • The Ethics of Volunteerism in Translation examines a high-profile beneficiary of volunteer translation, Translators Without Borders, and its role in the platform economy.
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Ethics and Nonprofits examines the factors affecting moral conduct and ethical issues in nonprofit organizations.

Trending 
Micro (local, individual level) trends impacting individual organizations and associations
Animal Welfare 
Board/Volunteer Diversity 
Cultural/Performing Arts 
Food-related  
Healthcare/Affordable Care Act 
HIPAA 
Historic/Museums 
Online Communication Tools  
Macro (national, international) trends impacting the overall field of volunteer engagement 

All Ages Volunteering

 
Artificial intelligence

 
Disability/Access

  • Review these accessibility resources from RespectAbility Inclusive Philanthropy, philanthropy’s partner in enabling funders to make the maximum impact in tomorrow’s diverse organizations.
  • Disability: IN is a leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion practices, has compiled this resource library for employers.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for all employers about all aspects of employment accommodations.
  • Inclusive Volunteering at The Arc ensures all community members can give back to their communities.
  • Fostering Inclusive Volunteering & Service Learning: The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) is composed of partners with expertise in disability, education, employment, and workforce development issues, and is charged with assisting state and local workforce development systems to integrate youth with disabilities into their service strategies.

 
Immigration

 
LGBTQIA+ 

 
Public Health and Safety

Purposeful volunteering

 
Racial justice and equity

  • Dereca Blackmon, former Stanford University Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Office and former Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office, is CEO of Inclusion Design Group. Blackmon’s company provides workshops, training, and consulting for groups, businesses, and the like on diversity and inclusion
  • Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration’s article, Recognizing Racism in Volunteer Engagement, takes a hard look at the systemic racism underpinning volunteerism culture in the United States.
  • Jerome Tennille counters MAVA’s observations with suggestions for Fighting Racism Through Diverse & Inclusive Volunteer Engagement.

 
Short-term volunteering

 
Virtual Volunteering/Training