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Skill development for volunteering in rural communities


Kilpatrick, SI and Stirling, CM and Orpin, P, Skill development for volunteering in rural communities, Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 62, (2) pp. 195-207. ISSN 1363-6820 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13636820.2010.486929


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. © 2010 The Vocational Aspect of Education Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health and community services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Stirling, CM (Professor Christine Stirling)
UTAS Author:Orpin, P (Dr Peter Orpin)
ID Code:64897
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2010-09-14
Last Modified:2014-10-10

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