Melanie Oppenheimer, Jeni Warburton
Published November 10, 2014
Textbook - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781862879836 - CAT# Y184889
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In recent years, there have been significant changes to volunteering in Australia. Changes to government policies and non-profit practice have led to differences in how people volunteer, what they do and where they give their time.
Volunteering in Australiaprovides a critical snapshot of the issues and trends in volunteering today and their impact on Australian society. It demonstrates how change provides a fluid and contested space for volunteers and their organisations. No longer can volunteering remain outside the broad parameters of our economic and social futures.
This book draws on a wide range of expertise from leading Australians, who discuss cutting edge issues such as spontaneous volunteering, voluntourism and new forms of voluntary action.
Volunteering in Australiaprovides a valuable and accessible resource for volunteers across the myriad of non-profit organisations, universities, and policymakers at all levels. This is essential reading for all those interested in the future of our society.
Part I: SETTING THE SCENE Introduction (Melanie Oppenheimer and Jeni Warburton) 1. A Short History of Volunteering in Australia ( Melanie Oppenheimer) Part II: VOLUNTEERING, POLICY AND PRACTICES 2. Volunteering and Recent Governance Reforms (Myles McGregor-Lowndes) 3. Organisational (Mis)Behaviour of Volunteers: Profiles and Perspectives ( Megan Paull and Maryam Omari) 4. Volunteering and Human Resource Management (Graham Cuskelly and Wendy O’Brien) 5. Blurring the Boundaries: Volunteering and Participation Requirements (Marc Levy) 6. Measuring Volunteering (Lisel O’Dwyer) 7. Formal Volunteering, Volunteer Infrastructure and Government (Annette Maher) Part III: VOLUNTEERING, CONTEXTS AND DIVERSITY 8. Volunteering and Ageing (Jeni Warburton) 9. Volunteer Tourism and International Contexts (Kirsten Holmes) 10. Spontaneous Volunteering: Trends and Challenges in the Australian Context (Jo Barraket, Robyn Keast and Cameron Newton) 11. Volunteering in Rural and Regional Australia: Trends and Implications (Rachel Winterton) 12. Volunteering in Traditional and Social Welfare Organisations: Current Challenges and Opportunities (Jeni Warburton, Melanie Oppenheimer and Melissa Moore) 13. Volunteering and Sport (Pam Kappelides and Russell Hoye)
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