ERIC Number: EJ1035393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Reference Count: 25
Improving Generation Y Volunteerism in Extension Programs
Andrews, Kevin B.; Lockett, Landry L.
Journal of Extension, v51 n2 Article 2IAW5 Apr 2013
Members of Generation Y have many positive attributes that make them attractive to Extension volunteer administrators as a potential source of labor. However, they think differently, have unique needs, require new management styles, and have less tolerance for unpleasant working conditions than previous generations. Additionally, they are engaged primarily through the use of technology. This article gives strategies for recruiting and managing this group of hard-working, self-assured, team-oriented, capable, and creative group of volunteers through technology and other means.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Volunteers, Generational Differences, Recruitment, Personnel Management, Trend Analysis, Participant Characteristics, Mass Media Use, Social Networks, Web Sites, Handheld Devices, Teleworking, Change Strategies, Flexible Scheduling, Best Practices, Youth Opportunities
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