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dc.contributor.authorDunn, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorScuffham, Paul
dc.contributor.authorHyde, Melissa K
dc.contributor.authorStein, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorZajdlewicz, Leah
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Anne
dc.contributor.authorHeneka, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorNg, Shu-Kay
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanne K
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-20T03:15:10Z
dc.date.available2020-05-20T03:15:10Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0957-8765
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11266-020-00226-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/394055
dc.description.abstractVolunteers are a critical operational resource for not-for-profit organisations in the health and welfare sector. However, trends towards episodic volunteering may be a source of disruption. This study examined contemporary management beliefs and practices about episodic volunteers in the sector. A cross-sectional online survey with 186 managers and coordinators of episodic volunteers across North America and the Asia Pacific examined organisational values and beliefs about volunteers; perceived benefits and challenges of working with episodic volunteers; volunteering management. Episodic volunteers were highly beneficial to organisational profile, mission, service profile, and cost savings. Challenges include matching recruitment to workplace and skill needs; lack of paid staff to supervise and train volunteers and inadequate administrative support. There is a disjunct between the perceived value provided to the not-for-profit sector by episodic volunteers and the extent to which episodic volunteering is supported through organisational training and management practices.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofjournalVOLUNTAS
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Issues
dc.subject.keywordsVolunteer
dc.subject.keywordsEpisodic
dc.subject.keywordsManagement
dc.titleDesigning Organisational Management Frameworks to Empower Episodic Volunteering
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDunn, J; Scuffham, P; Hyde, MK; Stein, K; Zajdlewicz, L; Savage, A; Heneka, N; Ng, S-K; Chambers, SK, Designing Organisational Management Frameworks to Empower Episodic Volunteering, VOLUNTAS, 2020
dc.date.updated2020-05-19T23:55:17Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication was entered as an advanced online version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDunn, Jeffrey
gro.griffith.authorScuffham, Paul A.
gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorNg, Shu Kay Angus


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