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Break the impasse: first value the manager of volunteers

Paull, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-8613-2159, Girardi, A., Holloway, D. and Burnett, H. (2013) Break the impasse: first value the manager of volunteers. In: 27th ANZAM Conference: Managing the edge, 4 - 6 December, Hobart, Tas, Australia

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Volunteer management is at an impasse in the nonprofit sector. Not yet recognised for its complexity, salary levels tend to be low and organisational support varied for those staff members who are employed to undertake this important role. We contend that it is necessary for volunteer involving organisations to recognise the complex job that is volunteer management, and to value more highly the skill set, role and work of volunteer managers. This will inevitably lead to better volunteer experiences, and to greater appreciation of volunteering as well as ensuring the ongoing commitment of volunteers to their respective organisations.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
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