Providing a comprehensive overview of volunteer involvement in UK universities, this book addresses a distinct and substantive policy and management issue. Offering examples of volunteer involvement with students, staff, alumni and communities from 147 UK Higher Education Institutions, it provides important background to understanding volunteer involvement. It also introduces key concepts for critically assessing ways in which those who seek to involve volunteers can respond to rapidly changing environments. Drawing on a combination of theoretical perspectives and practical experiences the book systematically explores approaches based on the current structures of volunteer involvement in UK universities, which provides accessible insights for Higher Education Institutions into how they can effectively organise volunteer involvement and maximise its societal impact. Developing 10 indicators with measures to evidence universities’ strategic approaches and achievements in community-university relations, the book offers practical ways to plan, enable, monitor, and assess the impact of volunteer involvement in universities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages160
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-45058-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-45057-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameRethinking University-Community Policy Connections (REUNCOPOCO)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2629-2432
ISSN (Electronic)2629-2440

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