A Conceptual Framework for Volunteer Management in Local Government

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Volunteering is said to lie at the heart of social capital as it contributes to building just and sustainable communities. This article proposes an active role for local government in building a more equitable and tolerant community through volunteering. A conceptual framework is presented which provides a model for understanding volunteer management across local government.

Keywords: Social capital; local government; volunteering

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0811114042000335269

Affiliations: 1: Community Service and Research Centre, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia 2: School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences and the Australian Centre on Ageing, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

Publication date: March 1, 2005

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