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Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No. 00213J Associate Professor Jo Barraket Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

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1 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Associate Professor Jo Barraket Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

2 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Volunteering in Queensland Increased by 41% to 650 million hours, * But, patterns of volunteering are changing * Ironmonger, D. The Economic Value of Volunteering in Queensland

3 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Changing Patterns of Volunteering Demographic & migration trends Increase in episodic & virtual volunteering Rise of employee volunteering More volunteers doing less hours

4 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Motivations for Volunteering Personal commitment to cause/issue Pre-existing connection to an organisation Development of skills & relationships Maintenance of skills & social participation Interest and enjoyment in the work itself

5 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Challenges for engaging/retaining volunteers Costs of volunteering Culturally prescriptive definitions of volunteering Cultural and intergenerational barriers within volunteer organisations Mismatch between volunteer opportunities and ‘new volunteer’ needs

6 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J New volunteer engagement strategies... Online engagement: Online recruitment Engagement through social networking technologies Volunteering & stage of life: Golden gurus Engaging students Corporate volunteering

7 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Reframing civic participation Incubating social innovation: Social innovation camp Project Australia Social enterprise & entrepreneurship: Integenerational inclusion through enterpriseenterprise Participation beyond welfarebeyond welfare

8 Queensland University of Technology CRICOS No J Implications for volunteer-based organisations Understanding current volunteer needs Succession planning – understanding & communicating with future volunteer cohorts Demonstrating impact Membership-based, rather than service-based models of volunteer management (?)


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