Volunteering pivots to meet new realities

‘Co-oping,’ appealing to new populations among strategies being employed by nonprofit agencies

Volunteer Diane Rosteck (left) helps Augustine Niyokindi of Burundi study for his American citizenship test during a tutoring session at Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

According to a recent AmeriCorps report, “Volunteering in America,” Iowa ranks fourth in the nation for volunteerism, with 41.5% of the state’s residents contributing their time to a variety of charitable and nonprofit organizations. But while the volunteering game is essentially the same, and most nonprofits still have a substantial need for volunteer help, the […]

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