VolunteerMatch’s Robert Rosenthal interviews Martin J. Cowling, CEO of People First – Total Solutions, about recent trends in volunteer engagement. Topics include the impact of the global recession on volunteering, the outlook for Boomer volunteering, the Serve America Act, lessons from the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day.
Part 1: Impact of the Recession on Volunteering
Part 2: The Outlook for Boomer Engagement
Part 3: The Potential of the Serve America Act
Part 4: Lessons for US disaster relief agencies after the 2009 Victorian bushfires
Part 5: The Meaning of International Volunteer Managers Appreciation Day for the U.S.
Robert led VolunteerMatch's communications until 2014 and is editor of Volunteer Engagement 2.0. Today he lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he works with VSO, the leading INGO involving volunteers in the fight against poverty.