UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

PA6389 - Volunteer Management

PA 6389 Volunteer Management (3 semester credit hours) Volunteers contribute greatly to social service delivery not only in the nonprofit sector but also in government. It is estimated that about a quarter of the adult population contributes nearly 7 billion volunteer hours to various charitable and public organizations annually. Given the significant role of volunteers, it is critical to understand why people volunteer and how to manage these individuals in an organizational setting. In this course, students will learn about the different characteristics and motivations of volunteers; understand the role of volunteers in American society; explore the unique aspects of volunteer management; gain skills for training, screening, and placing volunteers; and identify strategies for supporting the retention and recognition of volunteers. (3-0) T