MKTG07101 2016 Volunteerism
The module aims to strengthen the relationship between higher education and wider society through civic engagement activities including community-based research,community-based learning, volunteering and knowledge exchange.
An student must undertake a minimum of 50 hours voluntary work within the semester. Through a mentoring process the student will gain valuable experience recognising the learning pre, during & post module to develop an awareness of community engagement
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Proof of registration with a voluntary organisation
complete process of Garda Vetting, child protection & any other relevant training necessary to carry out volunteer process.
carry out a minimum of 50 hours volunteering domestically or abroad
showcase how they carried out the volunteering. A letter of endorsement from the volunteer organisation must be received.
Present learning outcomes to peers at the Institute of Technology, Sligo on completion of volunteers duties.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Mentoring is provided between student, lecturer & volunteer organisation in implementation of the volunteer process
Module Assessment Strategies
Registration 10% (form to be filled in)
Course requirements 20% (log book to be kept)
Volunteering 50% (interview, letter of endorsement, process and signed off once completed, Volunteer process/project)
Stakeholder endorsement 10% (letter of recommendation)
Lecturer decides if student must complete:
Student must register with Volunteer organisation
Complete 50 hours minimum of voluntary service
Achieve endorsement from the voluntary organisation
Carry out any relevant legal operations needed to perform the voluntary duty such as Child Protection course, Garda Vetting and any other training required.
Attend Volunteer Induction course
Complete volunteer duties (50 hours min)
Receive acknowledgement from the organisation
Present the learning outcomes to peers
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Performance Evaluation ongoing||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Presentation volunteering learning outcomes||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5|
VRochester et al (2012) Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century.Palgrave Macmillan; 2010 edition
Lynch. Wildlife & Conservation Volunteering: The Complete Guide
Martin. Volunteering: The Essential Guide ISBN-10: 1861441339 ISBN-13: 978-1861441331
The "Guardian" Guide to Volunteering Liz Ford ISBN-10: 0852650671 ISBN-13: 978-0852650677
Volunteering and Society in the 21st Century ISBN-10: 0230367720 ISBN-13: 978-0230367722
Worldwide Volunteering (How to)Sir Richard Branson Worldwide Volunteer Organisation Publisher: How To Books Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (30 Jan 2004) ISBN-10: 1857039106 ISBN-13: 978-1857039108
Volunteer: A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (General Reference) Lonely Planet Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd edition edition (23 July 2010) ISBN-10: 1742200850 ISBN-13: 978-1742200859
Volunteers and Volunteering (Lifelines) [Paperback]Janet Swinney Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (1 Nov 2005)ISBN-10: 1862011877 ISBN-13: 978-1862011878
Internationalisation and Corporate Social Responsibilty in Europe: CSR and Internationalisation. A research on Corporate Social Responsibility and volunteerism in Europe [Paperback]Esther Punte Publisher: VDM Verlag (23 July 2009)ISBN-10: 3639162633 ISBN-13: 978-3639162639
State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2011: Universal Values for Global Well-Being [Paperback]United Nations Publisher: United Nations (2011) ISBN-10: 9211012465 ISBN-13: 978-9211012460
Volunteerism and World Development Allen D. Jedlicka Publisher: Greenwood Press (1990) ISBN-10: 0275932419 ISBN-13: 978-0275932411
Garda Vetting procedures
Child Protecion policy
Volunteer requirements & policy
Students who wish to undertake a volunteer project abroad must fund raise, arrange flights & insurance to undertake a trip.