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Christopher M. Johnson – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Leadership roles and responsibilities in a volunteer fire department are no different from those of a full-time, paid, career department. Yet volunteer fire officers and fire chiefs have the added challenge of leading unpaid volunteers in an organization that typically has few resources to invest in formal leadership development. In the absence of…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Fire Protection, Volunteers, Leadership Responsibility
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Anderson, Stephanie; Keenlyside, Emily – Journal of Museum Education, 2021
Art museums around the world play an integral role in the formation and preservation of collective identity and national belonging. As part of wider efforts for social change, these institutions are being challenged to decolonize and confront racism with renewed and sustained focus. As such, they are thinking more deeply about how they engage…
Descriptors: Museums, Arts Centers, Volunteer Training, Nationalism
Holly K. Rosser – ProQuest LLC, 2023
In citizen science, project leaders rely on volunteer contributors to collect, classify, and analyze data in both natural and digital environments. To be successful, volunteers are often provided with specialized training that supports the learning goals of the project. Yet, little is understood regarding the contextual influences of both the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Science Education, Volunteers, Educational Objectives
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Washburn, Lisa T.; Crocker, Andrew B.; Leatherman, JoAnne – Journal of Extension, 2020
Meaningful volunteer engagement depends on the Extension professional's volunteer management philosophy, training, and organizational support for using volunteers. Volunteer development and leadership development are typically absent from management-focused volunteer models used in Extension. Professional development of the Extension professional,…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Personnel Management, Professional Development
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Anne, Denis; Chareyron, Sylvain; L'Horty, Yannick – Education Economics, 2020
We assess the impacts of one of the most intensive youth support and training programs in France: the Voluntary Military Service (VMS), piloted by the army since 2015. Our evaluation allows us to compare the cohort of young people entering the VMS with a cohort of unincorporated young volunteers. Our results indicates that a passage through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Military Training, Volunteer Training
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Davis, William J.; Esposito, Michael; Brown Urban, Jennifer; Linver, Miriam R. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2023
The purpose of this instrumental, multisite case study is to examine fidelity, adaptation, and differentiation challenges found at Wood Badge, a nationwide Boy Scouts of America training for adult volunteer leaders. Our iterative analysis of more than 900 pages of fieldnotes and 400 pages of documents revealed facilitators often explicitly taught…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Adults
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Hapes, Rebecca L.; Dooley, Larry – NACADA Journal, 2023
Using competencies for volunteer organizations and applying those competencies to both situational and servant leadership, the Delphi study method was used to identify leadership competencies necessary for titled leaders within NACADA's Advising Communities Division. Surveys were administered to former and outgoing chairs within the division.…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Competence, Volunteers, Volunteer Training
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Morrison, Carley C.; Greenhaw, Laura L.; Pigg, Janiece – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
Volunteer-based organizations are dependent on volunteers to meet the goals of the organization. Identifying and training volunteers as leaders of the organization is one way to increase positive social change in their community. However, there is limited literature investigating the outcomes of providing leadership training to volunteers. This…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Leadership Training, Leaders
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Keenlyside, Emily – Journal of Museum Education, 2021
As art museums increasingly commit to socially engaged practices that require critical ways of engaging with artworks, collaborators, and visitors, what does gallery educators' ongoing learning look like, and what motivates it? How does it inform or respond to change? Drawing on research with freelance gallery educators in Scotland, this article…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Museums, Art Teachers, Volunteers
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White, Alison J.; Scanga, Lauren H. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension personnel are tasked with ensuring that 4-H volunteers have competencies identified in the Volunteer Research and Knowledge Competency (VRKC) Taxonomy, 4-H youth development's foundational volunteer skills framework. The VRKC Codebook is a qualitative analysis tool for accurately identifying VRKC-aligned needs expressed in volunteer…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Volunteer Training
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Chuan Chen, Fei; Hwan Shyr, Yi – SAGE Open, 2021
This study aimed to determine how the learning stimulation and intrinsic motivation of students affect their culture sharing in volunteering via general altruism and intention. Stratified random sampling was used, and 850 invitation questionnaires were sent to participants, of whom 264 returned valid questionnaires (return rate, 31.06%), which…
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Study Abroad, Cultural Awareness
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Jones, Jennifer A. – Management Teaching Review, 2020
Textbooks and lectures can convey the science of volunteer management; however, the art of volunteer management is developed through experience and reflection. This teaching activity gives students practice in developing a volunteer program and in identifying mission and position-specific nuances to volunteer management. Over the course of three…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Personnel Management, Teaching Methods, Program Development
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Tedrow, Amanda M. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Georgia Master Composter Program is both an adult environmental education course and an Extension volunteer program addressing the growing demand for composting education across the state of Georgia. The 9-week program includes lectures by experts, hands-on learning, and field trips and differs from traditional master Extension programs…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Education, Adult Education, Wastes
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Morrison, Carley C.; Greenhaw, Laura L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Non-profit and volunteer-based organizations are tasked with meeting the needs of their communities with limited resources. Today, more than ever, these organizations are stretched to their limits increasing the workload for paid staff. Training volunteers to lead the volunteer efforts is one way to spread the workload throughout the organization.…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Job Skills
Sheila R. Jacobs – ProQuest LLC, 2020
Although past studies of mentoring at-risk youth have yielded mixed results (Faith et al., 2011; DeWit et al., 2016), mentoring as an intervention for at-risk youth has increased in the past decade and has been supported by the United States Federal Government (Hughes, Boyd, & Dykstra, 2010; Gordon, Downey, & Bangert, 2013; Reddick,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interprofessional Relationship, College Students, Student Empowerment
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