Archival Collection of Ivan H. Scheier
IvanScheier was one of the most instrumental and forward-thinking leaders in the volunteerism field for over three decades. Before his death in 2008, Ivan gave more than 700 pages of his innovative writings, most out of print and only available online, to Regis University. This remains a remarkable trove of cutting-edge ideas, notably about volunteer-employee relations and the role of the volunteer resources manager.
Codes of Ethics
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has compiled this list of online resources for creating codes of ethics.
Digital Collections of IUPUI University Library
Archival material from the IUPUI University Library's Philanthropy Resources Online collection. Search keywords such as "volunteering," philanthropy," etc. Many journals from the 1960s-1990s have been digitized online here, so anyone looking for older material and historical archives can find treasures.
Giving and Volunteering in the Americas
From the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, this complete online journal issue contains more than 30 articles by various authors on some aspect of philanthropy, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, and more in Central and South American countries (particularly Brazil, Peru, and Mexico).
Helping the Poor: Friendly visiting, dole charities and dole queues
155-page PDF by Robert Whelan for Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society, London, 2001, examining the roots of organized charity in England from the "volunteer person of leisure" to paid social workers.
The English-language site of the volunteer resource center in the Czech Republic on which there are several provocative articles about the meaning of volunteering in socialist and formerly-communist countries.
Schools of Citizenship: Charity and Civic Virtue
70-page PDF by Frank Prochaska for Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society, London, 2002, thoughtfully examining the history of voluntary collective action in Britain versus the rise of the welfare state.
The Serious Leisure Perspective
Canadian academic William A. Stebbins has devoted his career to studying the connection of leisure to work and volunteering,as well as professional to amateur. The site offers a wealth of materials, including a Digital Library of many articles.
"The Volunteers: Americans Join World War 1, 1914-1919"
AFS Intercultural Programs has created this website and a wonderful written curriculum to teach students about volunteering in WWI, but it really offers great ideas for presenting all types of volunteer service. Free, downloadable materials.