VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

MGT3SVM

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore the theory and practice of managing volunteer labour in the community sector. Students will learn about the nature and scope of volunteering, the theory and practice of recruiting and the challenges of managing and developing volunteers in a range of sport and other contexts. Students will examine specific issues related to the management of volunteers in specialised roles (officials, coaches, administrators and event volunteers) and specific legal issues relevant to volunteers.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Hours spent working in placements may have visa implications for international students

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWorking with volunteers in sport: Theory and practicePrescribedCuskelly,G., Auld, C. & Hoye, R.ROUTLEDGE, 2006.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and incorporate a comprehensive volunteer program for a non-profit organisation

Activities:
Individual Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

02. Demonstrate a systematic approach to volunteer recruitment through effective policy development, selection, screening, organisations and role orientation, matching skills to roles, support and supervision, and evaluation procedures

Activities:
Seminar Presentation and End of Semester Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Assess the impact of non-profit voluntary service on social change and community development

Activities:
Group Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Appraise and analyse contemporary concepts and approaches to volunteer management

Activities:
Individual Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information constrained by available industry placements first come first serve basis

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Six 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Dates for workshops during the week of 27/08-24/09 and 8/10"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word assignment20 01, 04
one 1-hour end of semester test30 02
one 2,000-word group assignment30 02, 03
one volunteer experience journal entry; equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information constrained by available industry placements first come first serve basis

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Six 4.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshop Format from 9am-1pm weeks 5-10 only"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word assignment20 01, 04
one 1-hour end of semester test30 02
one 2,000-word group assignment30 02, 03
one volunteer experience journal entry; equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 04