Introducing the voluntary sector
Introducing the voluntary sector

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Introducing the voluntary sector

6 Summary

Your work this week should have given you a broader context in which to understand the role and activities of volunteers in organisations, as well as your own role if you are a volunteer. You have examined what volunteering is and what activities it involves. There was also discussion about who volunteers and the reasons why people volunteer.

If you are interested in learning more about what it is like to work for a voluntary organisation, for example how they deal with recruitment and management issues, then you might be interested in studying the badged open course, Working in voluntary organisations, which will be available in 2016.

In Week 7, you have learned about:

  • what volunteering is
  • the role of volunteers in voluntary organisations
  • what activities volunteers do
  • the reasons why people volunteer
  • the benefits of volunteering.

You can now go to Week 8.


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