Courses & Units

Valuing the Volunteer ZAA244


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
Unit code ZAA244
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Business

Susie Bower

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and evaluate the roles of volunteers in organisations
2. Investigate and communicate volunteer aspirations and motivations
3. Design and communicate initiatives to attract and retain volunteers
4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
6. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band Field of Education
1 090599

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Teaching Pattern

Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials


AT1: Volunteer experiential report (20%),

AT2: Volunteering aspirations & motivations research project (30%),

AT3: Volunteering campaign (50%).

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