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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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Crisman, Taylor L.; Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Al-Zoughbi, Lucas A.; Stacy, Sara T; Ogdie, Sarah E.; Obeid, Sam – Afterschool Matters, 2020
In many applied youth development settings, including out-of-school time (OST) programs, volunteers play essential roles (Brennan, 2005). In some, volunteers are integral to service delivery -- for example, serving as mentors. In others, volunteers help link youth-serving organizations or their participants with needed resources, assets, or…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Volunteers, Student Volunteers, Volunteer Training
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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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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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Resch, Katharina; Knapp, Mariella; Schrittesser, Ilse – European Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Student volunteering in the higher education context has been studied vastly over the last years. Kahu provided three valuable perspectives on student engagement including the behavioural, the psychological, and the sociocultural perspective on why and how students engage. This study adds a recognition perspective to student engagement, which has…
Descriptors: Volunteers, College Students, Learner Engagement, Recognition (Achievement)
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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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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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Amigó, María Florencia; Bilous, Rebecca; Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity – Global Studies of Childhood, 2022
This article delves into the controversies of student volunteers working around children in developing world contexts, by proposing a model where the organisations that send and those that receive volunteers can collaborate to ensure volunteers' purposeful involvement. The article is based on the results of a collaborative initiative between an…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Developing Nations, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Fathi, Shamma; Kassem, Alia – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Purpose Volunteer activities play an important role in shaping students with various skills including self-identity and soft skills. This study aimed to explore the attitudes of outstanding students at the Arabic Academic College for Education in Israel and Students at Other Colleges in Israel towards voluntarism Methodology: There were two…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Volunteers, Racial Differences
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Winter, Jane – Primary Science, 2021
The logistics of finding and inviting STEM professionals (volunteers from science-based industries, universities, etc.) into the classroom can appear daunting, combined with fact-handing over control of some of the lesson. So, do the benefits make the effort worthwhile? In this article, the author describes the impact that STEM professionals could…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Volunteers, Professional Personnel, Elementary School Science
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Lobley, Jennifer; Edwards, Harriett C.; Vettern, Rachelle; Lesmeister, Marilyn K.; McKinley, Steve – Journal of Extension, 2019
The National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum is an alternative to multistate, face-to-face volunteer forums. Building on the success of regional e-forums, a collaborative group planned and offered three webinars that were relevant, economical, consistent, and convenient to attend. A blended learning strategy can successfully be used for focusing on both…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Volunteers, Extension Education, Seminars
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St. Peter, Claire C.; Shuler, Natalie J.; Jones, Stephanie H.; Bradtke, Sarah; Hull, Sydney L.; Browning, Bethany; VanGilder, Stephanie; Petitto, Carol – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2021
Although in-vivo behavioral skills training (BST) is often effective, it may be too resource-intensive for organizations that rely on volunteers. Alternatives to in-vivo BST include video models or interactive computer training (ICT), but the utility of these procedures for training volunteers remains largely unknown. We used a randomized control…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Volunteers, Animals, Recreational Activities
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Sneath, Karyn Nishimura – New Directions for Student Leadership, 2021
Non-profit organizations positively contribute to society in a myriad of ways. With their focus on purpose and mission, they raise funds and awareness for specific causes and people. This article points to how assessments and inventories strengthen the volunteer and professional workforce that drives the work of non-profit organizations. The…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteers, Professional Personnel, Measures (Individuals)
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Grotlüschen, Anke; Chachashvili-Bolotin, Svetlana; Heilmann, Lisanne; Dutz, Gregor – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Integration is more than work and school: It consists of socio-political participation as well. Even without citizen's rights, migrants have an opinion on whether they 'have a say' in the host or dominant society. This expression -- having a say -- is emblematic, because it is a well-known survey question, also used in the Program for the…
Descriptors: Adults, Migrants, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Marinica, Bianca V.; Negru-Subtirica, Oana – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
Volunteering can be a means of identity development in emerging adulthood and it can provide a protective environment for vocational identity formation. The aims of our study were two-fold: (1) to investigate vocational identity statuses of student emerging adult volunteers (N = 385, 75.1% females) and (2) to analyze how these statuses are linked…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Identification (Psychology), Professional Identity, Occupations
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