Valuing the Volunteer
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- 10 Jul 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- 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.
- Macro-environment of Volunteering
- You as the Volunteer
- Volunteer aspirations & motivations
- Recruiting volunteers
- Managing, motivating & retaining volunteers
- Future of volunteering
- Volunteering & aging
- Case study: rural fire brigades
- Volunteering & sport
- Volunteering in traditional social welfare organisations
- Volunteering policies
- Leading & managing volunteersRecap
- Aspirations and Motivations
- Recruitment, Retention, and Management
- Future of Volunteering
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
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), 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 subject 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.
- Experiential Learning Report (20%)
- Gap Analysis (40%)
- Volunteer Campaign (40%)
Current study term: 09 Jul 23 to 15 Oct 23
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