Universities are one of the key stakeholder groups in university student volunteering.
Successful student volunteering programs not only benefit students at an individual level and the community at large, but also the universities as they develop responsible citizens and job-ready graduates. As with any other strategic initiative, universities are also faced with challenges in building, maintaining, and actively managing university student volunteering programs.
There are two main focus areas for universities: Macro or university wide issues, and those at the micro or program management level. The importance of appropriate strategies and resourcing (financial, human and other) cannot be understated in successful university student volunteering programs.
Further information can be found in the Senior University Staff Good Practice Guide and the University Program Manager Good Practice Guide.
Senior University Staff Good Practice Guide
University Program Manager Good Practice Guide