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ERIC Number: ED342582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 13
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Volunteerism: You Say!
Hobbs, Stephen
This paper discusses the volunteer resources system and presents key models used in the field of volunteer resources for experiential education. For volunteer practitioners to encourage volunteer involvement, they must understand the body of knowledge, the vision, the system, and the people involved directly and indirectly in voluntary service. Several models support the understanding of the volunteer resources system. The Amoeba and the Path-of-Shared-Learning models show the fluidity of the individual, organization, and subject as it moves through time and space. The Perspective Map considers a subject such as recruitment according to ecological, ideological, resource, practical, temporal, geographical, and consumer perspectives. The Function Path includes the following functions that are common to the operation of a subject: (1) leadership (2) communication (3) human resources (4) management (5) governance (6) administration (7) development and (8) evaluation. The Definition Map combines the Perspective Map and the Function Path. The Wellness Clover presents volunteerism in terms of wellness, leisure, work, and basic life needs. A collective model outlines the stages in the process of volunteerism. Components of a volunteer resources system process include pre-stage activities such as recruitment and interview, training in the "during stage", and the exit interview in the post-stage. The central portion of the paper outlines the curriculum used in a workshop for volunteer practitioners. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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