Provides and introduction to the roles and responsibilities of volunteers in the provision of community services. Major topics include the relationship between social capital and volunteering, legislation and volunteering, volunteer rights, aged services and volunteers. Students learn how to select, coordinate and support volunteers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Unit contentUnit overview
Introduction to volunteering
The face of volunteers
The place of volunteering in society
Introduction to volunteering organisations
Volunteering in specific areas - Aboriginal communities
Volunteer management I: Standards, policies and procedures
Volunteer management II: Designing volunteer programs and positions, and writing position descriptions
Volunteer management III: Recruitment, selection, orientation
Volunteer management IV: Training and retention
Volunteer management V: Rights of volunteers, support for volunteers and grievance resolution Issues in the future of volunteering.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the principles of volunteering||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critique the relationship between social capital and volunteering||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse the roles and responsibilities of volunteers in the provision of community services||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss contemporary issues in volunteering||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||design a proposal to assist organisations to recruit, train and retain more volunteers||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||evaluate how the National Standards for Involving Volunteers is incorporated in not-for-profit services||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||describe how volunteer organisations can foster social and cultural inclusion in Australia.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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