Discussion 2: Volunteerism
There is a strong tradition of volunteerism in the United States that
began with religious-affiliated organizations and local government
councils. Today, a wide range of non-profit and government organizations
provide a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from serving as
board members and community educators in non-profit organizations to
serving on local government boards and commissions. Volunteers are used
to assist employers in meeting their agencys mission, and thus become
an important part of strategic human resource management and planning.
These activities strengthen participants skills, broaden networking
boundaries, and bring new meaning to their job. In turn, this benefits
the organization in the form of increased employee engagement and
For this Discussion, review this weeks Resources. Review Chapter 12 of Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations,
focusing on the evolving workforce. Identify a government or non-profit
organization and consider the role of volunteerism within this
organization. Consider how volunteers are recruited and trained.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of a government or
non-profit organization you are familiar with. Explain the role that
volunteers play in government and non-profit organizations. Discuss the
advantages and disadvantages of having volunteers in the organization.
Describe the methods you would use to recruit and train volunteers.Week 5 Learning Resources This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to
scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning
Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player
below. Required Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
ReadingsPynes, J. E. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Chapter 12, “Volunteers” (pp. 377402)
Brudney, J. L., & Meijs, L. C. P. M. (2009). It aint natural:
Toward a new (natural) resource conceptualization for volunteer
management. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38(4), 564581.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Dychtwald, K., & Baxter, D. (2007). Capitalizing on the new mature workforce. Public Personnel Management, 36(4), 325334.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Laff, M. (2006). Talent management: From hire to retire. Training & Development, 60(11), 4248.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. Lewis, G. B., & Cho, Y. J. (2011). The aging of the state government workforce: Trends and implications. The American Review of Public Administration, 41(1), 4860.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.Wanlund, B. (2012). Changing demographics. CQ Researcher, 22(41), 9891012.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.MediaLaureate Education (Producer). (2014). Human resource management: Building a capable workforce [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
“The Workforce” with Melanie Hughes, President, Org4Change
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 12 minutes.
Please proceed to the Discussion.
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