Episode 15: Resilience: Volunteer and Leaders of Volunteers, a Chat with Laura Rundell, a resilient volunteer engagement specialist with 20+ years experience
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In this episode, Laura Rundell chats about resilience, a timely topic during the Covid pandemic: 
Laura shares her experiences on these subjects:
What exactly is resilience?
The filled up cope-o-meter
Examples of resilient volunteers
What resilience is not
Volunteer motivation
Do we confuse volunteers not being resilient with not being heard?
What does individual motivation have to do with resilience?
What goes on in a volunteer's life may determine resilience
How do leaders of volunteers advocate for themselves? Describe themselves?
Drawing the line as a profession
The ripple effect we may never see
Advice for new leaders of volunteers  


Laura Rundell has been in the field of Volunteer Engagement for over 20 years, working at organizations of varied sizes and missions. She has worked at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA; LifeBridge Community Services in Bridgeport, CT, and currently works for the Friends Program in Concord, NH. She received her CVA in 2013, has led workshops on performance reviews for volunteers, and written guest blogs for 20 Hats and Volunteerplaintalk.

She received her BA in political science from Earlham College and her MA in History from Northeastern University. You can find Laura at Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-rundell-960a13b6/

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