Volunteer Stewardship Management Models For Volunteer Programs

Lucas C.P.M. Meijs*

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Most events depend on volunteers, but not all events should manage volunteers in the same way. In general, mega events, certainly when they are organised every time in different locations, should apply a programme management approach in which volunteers have less autonomy and are placed in well-defined assignments. Smaller local events, certainly if they are organised frequently, should apply a member management approach that gives volunteers more freedom to create their own assignments. Next to that, event volunteer managers should develop strategies to engage with the new providers of access to volunteer energy such as corporations, educational institutes, family volunteering, and single volunteers. These dual or shared volunteer management systems offer ease of recruitment but might influence the autonomy of the event organisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000471755, 9780367815875
ISBN (Print)9780367417093
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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