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ERIC Number: EJ1043019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Overview of the Gems Model of Volunteer Administration (Generate, Educate, Mobilize and Sustain)
Culp, Ken, III
Journal of Extension, v50 n6 Article 6TOT10 Dec 2012
To organize and coordinate the efforts of many volunteers, a framework for volunteer engagement is needed. The "GEMS" Model of volunteer administration was developed to assist Extension professionals and volunteer coordinators to effectively administer volunteer programs without delivering the program themselves. The GEMS Model is illustrated in a spiral, depicting the continuous process of involving volunteers in community programs and organizations. GEMS consists of 18 steps, which exist in four distinct categories, including: Generate, Educate, Mobilize, and Sustain. The GEMS Model is a tool that will help volunteer administrators and leaders achieve the goals of the organization and its clientele.
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Language: English
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