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Volunteering Management

Code 7844
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes To develop analytical competences around the concept, modes and dynamics of volunteering. To provide instruments that helps the students to recognize the social intervention of nonprofits and organize the strategic management of volunteering programs. On successful completion of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
1. Identify main social and institutional environments of the volunteering dynamics;
2. Recognise specific concepts and theories related to sub-domains of analysis;
3. Debate the social, economic and cultural value of volunteering in today's society.
4. Specify the steps and instruments of volunteering programs management;
5. Pursue independent group and individual research dynamics;
6. Critically assess the effects of certain technical options on the efficiency and effectiveness of volunteering programs.
Syllabus 1. Institutional framing of the volunteerism: the associations
2. Volunteerism and the volunteers
3. Towards a management of volunteering programs

Main Bibliography Required

CHACÓN, F. y VECINA, M.L. (2002), Gestion Del Voluntariado, Madrid, Sintesis

FRANCO, R.C. et al. (2005), O sector não lucrativo português numa perspectiva comparada, Porto, UCP / Johns Hopkins University

UNVolunteers (2011), State of The World’s Volunteerism Report, s/l, UNDP


ALBA, B. (2006), Gestion du Bénévolat et du Volontariat , Bruxelles, de boeck

BEIRA SERRA (s/d), Metodologia para a Implementação de Redes de Voluntariado, Covilhã, Beira Serra

CMPorto (2006), Voluntariado na Cidade do Porto – resultados do Inquérito às Instituições do Sector, Porto, CMPorto

DELICADO, al (2002), Caracterização do Voluntariado em Portugal, Lisboa, ICS

ILO (2011), Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, Geneve, International Labour Organization

MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO (2002), Manual de Gestión del Voluntariado, Madrid, MTAS (disponível online)

MONTEIRO, A. (2004), Associativismo e Novos Laços Sociais, Coimbra, Quarteto
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2012-05-15

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