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02 Dec 13

Why Volunteering is Good for You

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Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote good health and to improve quality of life. Volunteering can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect with the bonus of skill development, socialization, and an enjoyable activity.

Dr Nichols will present on Volunteering as a legacy from the 2002 Commonwealth Games - the rewards of long-term volunteering. He examines the rewards of volunteering as experienced by long-term volunteers in a programme established as a legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. It focuses especially on volunteers who were retired from paid employment. The programme, called Manchester Event Volunteers, allowed volunteers from the 2002 Commonwealth Games to continue volunteering regularly for events in Manchester.

Dr Stirling will present on How to get the most of the upside of volunteering without too many downsides. She will draw on over a decade of research into volunteering to talk about the different ways that volunteering benefits us and how we can balance this with the downsides of volunteering. She will also highlight how organisations can make sure that they are providing volunteering roles that do provide benefits for people particularly in retirement.

Hear from Leading Experts

Dr Geoff Nichols
Senior Lecturer, Sheffield University Management School

Geoff Nichols is a senior lecturer at the Management School at the University of Sheffield, UK. Geoff's main research interests are volunteers in sports clubs and events; management of sports clubs run by volunteers and the volunteering legacy of sports events. Recent research has included the volunteering legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the management of volunteers in sports clubs, and the experience of volunteers at the 2012 Olympic Games. He has worked on three national surveys of sports clubs. Since 2009 Geoff has chaired the Sports Volunteering Research Network which promotes dissemination of research into sports volunteering through research symposia and a website. Prior to 2007, Geoff's research focussed on the relationship between sport and crime reduction, especially for young people.

Dr Christine Stirling
Deputy Head School of Nursing and Midwifery and Hobart Associate Dean Graduate Research,
University of Tasmania

Christine Stirling has a career-long interest in improving health care through workforce innovation and consumer research. She has a particular interest in volunteering, working with emergency services for over a decade on issues of recruitment and retention, and completing a PhD on the topic in 2007. Christine has published extensively on volunteering (some work under the name of Fahey) and more recently has looked at the interactions between volunteers and management systems. Christine’s other work looks at informal carers, consumer engagement and workforce flexibility and how these can help to improve health services.

Event Details

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3:30pm to 4:30pm: Presentations

4:30pm to 5:30pm: Christmas drinks and nibbles

Event Date & Time: 2 December 2013, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Event Location: Hosted at UTAS, Hobart or Livestreamed at Burnie or Launceston, TAS

Lecture Theatre Number 2, Medical Precinct, UTAS
17 Liverpool St, Hobart,7000, TAS

Livestreaming at Burnie:
Education video conference room CC.D214
Level 2, CCC Building D, 16 – 20 Mooreville Rd, Burnie 7320, TAS

Livestreaming at Launceston:
Education Video conference room NH.A001, Ground Floor, Education Building A, Newnham Drive, Newnham, Launceston 7248, TAS

Registrations Open: 18th Nov 13 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 2nd Dec 13 11:59 PM

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