VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

MGT3SVM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the theory and practice of managing volunteer labour in the community sector. You 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. You 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 subjects MGT2SVM

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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:
In class exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
Group Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
Individual Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 35
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 35 - 43
One 6.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Volunteering 6 hrs in an organised program/event in the not for profit sector"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment20 01, 04
one 1-hour in class exam equivalent to 1,000 words20 02
one 3,000-word group assignment (group of 3 students, equivalent to 1000 words each)40 02, 03
one (six hour) volunteer experience and journal entry; equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 35
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 35 - 43
One 6.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 35 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Volunteering 6 hours in an organised program/event in the not for profit sector"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment20 01, 04
one 1-hour in class exam equivalent to 1,000 words20 02
one 3,000-word group assignment (group of 3 students, equivalent to 1000 words each)40 02, 03
one (six hour) volunteer experience and journal entry; equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 04

Singapore (SIM), 2019, Week 28-40, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Kappelides

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 28 - 32
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 32 - 39
One 6.0 hours industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Volunteering 6 hrs in an organised program/event in the not for profit sector"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,000-word assignment20 01, 04
one 1-hour in class exam equivalent to 1,000 words20 02
one 3,000-word group assignment (group of 3 students, equivalent to 1000 words each)40 02, 03
one (six hour) volunteer experience and journal entry; equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 04