Presentation on theme: "Contributions of volunteering in outdoor recreation activities to the social economy in Whitehorse. Carrie McClelland Masters Candidate School of Outdoor."— Presentation transcript:
Contributions of volunteering in outdoor recreation activities to the social economy in Whitehorse. Carrie McClelland Masters Candidate School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Lakehead University Thunder Bay, ON
Purpose Examine the role of volunteering in outdoor recreation activities Community Health Individual well-being In relation to the social economy
Research approach Qualitative perspective Modified case study Exploratory research Researcher position: Participated in hiking, rock climbing, birding, Ultimate Frisbee 80 volunteer-hours at Yukon Volunteer Bureau Volunteered with the Whitehorse Triathlon, Yukon River Quest
Visited Whitehorse, YT from May to July, 2007 Contacted through the organisation or by referral 13 interviews, 30-50 minutes in length Non-structured interview, guiding questions only Adult volunteer, outdoor recreation activities only Data Collection
Gender specific pseudonyms Outdoor recreation activities for which this participant has volunteered Other recreational activities for which this participant has volunteered Volunteered during recent Canada Winter Games 1SherryCycling, RunningSport Yukon, Athletics Yukon, Curling Yes 2SallyHorseback ridingSpeed skatingYes 3SusieDogsleddingNo 4StephanieCanoeing, DogsleddingYes 5SandraSoccer, Canoeing, Biking, Birding, Millenium Trail project Yes 6MikeCross-country skiing, Mountain biking, Running, Biathlon Yes 7ChuckSnowmobilingUnknown 8JudyOutdoor Education, Backpacking, Canoeing, Hiking, Alpine skiing Martial ArtsYes 9RichardMountain biking, Ultimate Frisbee, Disc golf, Snowboarding Yes 10JaneCross-country skiing, OrienteeringYes 11JohnBroomball, SoftballHockeyNo 12HayleyRunning, Adventure racingAerobics, Fitness InstructorYes 13BobSoccerWheelchair basketballUnknown
Time management Personal benefits Community benefits Skill Development Skill Donation Provides an opportunity Services/Activities Voluntold Lifestyle Sense of responsibility Cutting back Job related The influence of money Family Politics Burnout Pulling others in Pressure Same people volunteering Awareness Inclusion Ripple Effect Psychological and physical health Education & Awareness Rewarding Enjoyment Involvement It’s just good Giving Back Need Fulfillment Preliminary Results
Research Significance Dissemination of Results Present and discuss the results to the community Report posted on Yukon Volunteer Bureau website Publication in academic venues North represents unique perspective Draw connections between understandings and data Increase awareness Lakehead University REB Project # 084 06-07 Yukon Science License # 07-46&E
Contributions of volunteering in outdoor recreation activities to the social economy in Whitehorse. Carrie McClelland Masters Candidate School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Lakehead University Thunder Bay, ON Questions?
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