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ERIC Number: EJ892724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Skill Development for Volunteering in Rural Communities
Kilpatrick, Sue; Stirling, Christine; Orpin, Peter
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v62 n2 p195-207 Jun 2010
This paper examines the skills required of volunteers in the voluntary sector organisations that operate in three rural Tasmanian communities. It reports how volunteers acquire those skills and reveals the challenges faced by voluntary sector organisations in rural communities whose industries and, following from this, community members have a low-qualification profile. Training for volunteers in these rural communities must take account of motivations for volunteering, rural context, preferred learning styles, education and training, and the volunteers' confidence as learners. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia