Information-related constraints on the effectiveness of environmental volunteers: a case study
Warburton, Jeni, Marshall, Sharon, Warburton, Kevin, and Gooch, Margaret (2005) Information-related constraints on the effectiveness of environmental volunteers: a case study. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 10 (1). pp. 24-31.
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Through their involvement in stewardship groups, volunteers play an important role in environmental protection and rehabilitation. However, they depend upon a flow of information, much of it specialised and technical, from government agencies and other sources. An interview-based case study of a Brisbane stewardship group indicated that group effectiveness was limited by difficulties in accessing specialised information, information overload, comprehension of information and a reliance on the group coordinator to disseminate information. Implications of these constraints are discussed.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
Copyright 2005 Volunteering Australia.
|Keywords:||environmental volunteers, information dissemination, stewardship groups, community participation|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||28 Sep 2006|
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