Volunteers are often the lifeblood of not‐for‐profit and governments‐facilitated community programs. These volunteers can create significant social, cultural and economic capital in communities. This subject explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community‐based activities (e.g. sporting clubs, events, tourism centres) and why the attraction and retention of volunteers is a key contemporary issue in the community sector. Factors such as volunteer motivation, training, rewards and risks are considered.
|Unit name||Valuing the Volunteer|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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D1. Analyse and evaluate the roles of volunteers in organisations
D2. Investigate and communicate volunteer aspirations and motivations
D3. Design and communicate initiatives to attract and retain volunteers
Practice & Portfolio ILOs
P1. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
P2. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
P3. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
P4. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.
|Band||Field of Education|
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Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials
Volunteer experiential report (20%), volunteering aspirations & motivations research project (30%), volunteering campaign (50%).
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