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Recreation and Leisure Studies
REC 101
Troy Glover

Volunteer Management & Co-production REC 101 October 20, 2010 Note: 80/20 A small amount of people are doing a lot of volunteering , also youth, university degrees, households over 100,000 and who attended religious services weekly Also people with low income and old people The Top Three Reasons for Volunteering 1. To make a contribution to the community o ( altruism or collective identity ) 2. To use one’s skills and experiences o ( exchange theory or selective incentive ) 3. Being affected by the cause supported by the organization o ( collective identity or selective incentive or exchange theory ) Organizational Arrangements for Managing Volunteer Programs 1. Ad-hoc vs. On-going 2. Centralized vs. De-centralized 3. Staffing of organization from employee or volunteer Retention: Focus on Positive experience  Orientation:  Training  Supervision  Evaluation Co-production • A “working partnership” between an agency and a grassroots association to develop, operate, and maintain a service Definition of a Grassroots Association: 2 “…significantly autonomous, formal nonprofit groups that use the associational form or structure, that are volunteer run and composed essentially of volunteers as analytical members, and that have a relatively small local scope (i.e., locally based)” – D. H. Smith (2000, p. ix). Why co-production?  Why do it yourself when you can have a grassroots association d
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