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 unit explores the roles that volunteers do and can play within community-based activities (e.g. sporting clubs, events, tourism centres), why the attraction and retention of volunteers is a key contemporary issue in the community sector, and how to develop and propose strategies to attract and retain them. Factors such as volunteer motivation, training, rewards and risks are considered.
This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
|Unit name||Valuing the Volunteer|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Discipline||Business and Management UC|
|Coordinator||Mr Michael Stewart|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Evaluate the roles, knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attributes of volunteers in organisations to facilitate volunteer and organisational needs
- Examine volunteer aspirations and motivations in the contemporary environment to inform attraction and retention strategies and processes
- Design and communicate contemporary initiatives to attract and retain volunteers for an organisation
- Reflect on the development of knowledge and skills required for the attraction and retention of volunteers
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAA214 Valuing the Volunteer
On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials; 1 x half to full day workshop per semester.
Off-campus students: Weekly 2 hour online tutorials.
|Assessment||AT2: Gap Analysis (40%)|AT3: Volunteer Campaign (40%)|AT1: Experiential Learning Report (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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