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 Australia provides 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 Australia provides 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
Melanie Oppenheimer and Jeni Warburton
1. A Short History of Volunteering in Australia
Part II: VOLUNTEERING, POLICY AND PRACTICES
2. Volunteering and Recent Governance Reforms
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
6. Measuring Volunteering
7. Formal Volunteering, Volunteer Infrastructure and Government
Part III: VOLUNTEERING, CONTEXTS AND DIVERSITY
8. Volunteering and Ageing
9. Volunteer Tourism and International Contexts
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
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