Courses & Units

Valuing the Volunteer ZAA244

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Valuing the Volunteer
Unit code ZAA244
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Michael Stewart
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
061399 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAA214 Valuing the Volunteer

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials; 1 x half to full day workshop per semester. 

Off-campus students: Weekly 2 hour online tutorials.

AssessmentAT2: Gap Analysis (40%)|AT3: Volunteer Campaign (40%)|AT1: Experiential Learning Report (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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