Beyond CV building: the communal benefits of student volunteering
Green, Pat; Anderson, Pauline (2012)


Over the last decade, volunteering has assumed a higher profile within universities in the United Kingdom. Policy agendas have stressed the need to strengthen the vocational relevance of the curriculum and as a consequence universities have used volunteering as one way of enhancing
student employability. In this article, we outline concerns about the emergence of the ‘Job Shop’ model of volunteering and use a case study of an alternative model, ‘Volunteering in the Curriculum’, to consider the benefits that a more critically engaged student volunteering brings for students,
the voluntary sector and the wider community.


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