This week, Mike and Jeremy celebrate National Volunteer Week by exploring some of the creative ways volunteers are continuing to serve the community despite the challenges of social distancing and some of the long-term trends in volunteering. They are joined by Sarah Lettow, engagement coordinator for The ALS Association Iowa Chapter, and Dr. Nathan Dietz, a research scholar at the Do Good Institute in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.
Learn more about the Do Good Institute here: https://dogood.umd.edu/
For more of a specific look at their research publications visit: https://dogood.umd.edu/research-impact/publications
For information on how to volunteer in your community, contact your local ALS Association chapter here: http://www.alsa.org/community/
To read the Do Good Institute’s analysis of trends in philanthropy and volunteerism, click here: https://dogood.umd.edu/research-impact/publications/where-are-americas-volunteers
To learn more about some of the challenges COVID is creating for volunteerism, read this piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (paywall): https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Big-Changes-Lie-Ahead-for/248335
Find a transcript of this episode soon on Tumblr.
This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter.