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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Abstract

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 ID: 457
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: environmental volunteers, information dissemination, stewardship groups, community participation
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Copyright 2005 Volunteering Australia.

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ISSN: 1836-0246
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2006
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%
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