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Meridian Swift

Meridian Swift is a pen name. She has managed volunteers for 20 years, is the author of The Volunteer Shelf Life, blogs on volunteerplaintalk, has written for Energize Inc., Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management, and Engaging Volunteers. She has held the CVA since 2005, and has presented on the state and national levels on volunteer management topics.

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Latest opinions

Is art a therapy? From my experience I can say it isn’t. Nevertheless, it does help communication processes, it relaxes the patients, it...

Racism can’t be eliminated only through discourse, legislation or black screens on our social media; it requires a much deeper change.

It’s necessary to rethink a system that is failing to deliver equality and justice for the most marginalised and to refocus on solidarity....