MKTG07101 2016 Volunteerism

General Details

Full Title
Transcript Title
100 %
Subject Area
MKTG - Marketing
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Catherine McGuinn, Joanna Sweeney
Programme Membership
SG_BMARK_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BMKTG_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Marketing L7 (Add On) SG_BSALE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Sales

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

Learning Outcomes

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)

Presentation                       10%

Repeat Assessments

Lecturer decides if student must complete:


Repeat attend

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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


Other Resources

Garda Vetting procedures

Child Protecion policy

Student charter

Volunteer requirements & policy

Additional Information

Students who wish to undertake a volunteer project abroad must fund raise, arrange flights & insurance to undertake a trip.