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Event Volunteering. : International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience.

By: Smith, Karen A.
Contributor(s): Lockstone-Binney, Leonie | Holmes, Kirsten | Baum, Tom | Baum, Tom.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Advances in Event Research Series: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781136737848.Subject(s): Special events -- International cooperation | Voluntarism -- International cooperationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Event Volunteering. : International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering ExperienceDDC classification: 371.2011 LOC classification: HN49.V64 -- .E84 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Notes on contributors -- 1 Introduction to event volunteering -- Part I The event volunteer experience -- 2 Peace, love and well-being: volunteering at the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden -- 3 Securing your future: festival volunteering and graduate employability -- 4 "We don't do that back home": international students and volunteering -- Part II Managing the event volunteer -- 5 The Spirit of Burgas Music Festival, Bulgaria: the management and experiences of volunteers -- 6 The background in the limelight: volunteering in event management in Hungary -- 7 Volunteers in social enterprise events: Triple Bottom Line benefits -- Part III The volunteer program at mega-events -- 8 Volunteer experiences in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup 2011 -- 9 Volunteering for an audience of billions: fifteen minutes of fame at an Olympic Games Opening Ceremony -- 10 Emotions and the Olympic Games: the emotional management of volunteers -- 11 The 2012 Ambassadors: second-class Olympic volunteers, or the best potential for developing a volunteer legacy from the Games? -- Part IV Approaches to researching event volunteers -- 12 Event Volunteering Evaluation (EVE) project: challenging the methodological limits of event volunteering research -- 13 An ethnographic approach to researching volunteers in events: a case study of the Northern University Games, Australia -- 14 Concluding thoughts -- Index.
Summary: Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as 'Games makers', 'unsung heroes' and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and festivals, often undertaking multi-faceted roles from event leadership through to operations and ensuring that these celebrations are made possible in the absence of big budgets and professional event staff. This book is the first to showcase and advance international research into the volunteering experience at events,  drawing  on  the  work  of  key  scholars  in  this  field.  Events of all sizes benefit from volunteer support but event volunteering research is frequently case study-based and individually these cases make a limited impact. This text brings together cases from around the world, specifically including those that expand theoretical and methodological boundaries. It features mega events like the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 Rugby World Cup, alongside music festivals and sports events. New areas that are examined include the benefits of event volunteering for students, the role of volunteers in social enterprise events and new methodological approaches to researching this phenomenon, specifically ethnographic and cross-national studies. This innovative book acts as a global source of key information for practitioners and researchers, an important text for students of event management and will provide stimulus for further work in this emerging  area.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Notes on contributors -- 1 Introduction to event volunteering -- Part I The event volunteer experience -- 2 Peace, love and well-being: volunteering at the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden -- 3 Securing your future: festival volunteering and graduate employability -- 4 "We don't do that back home": international students and volunteering -- Part II Managing the event volunteer -- 5 The Spirit of Burgas Music Festival, Bulgaria: the management and experiences of volunteers -- 6 The background in the limelight: volunteering in event management in Hungary -- 7 Volunteers in social enterprise events: Triple Bottom Line benefits -- Part III The volunteer program at mega-events -- 8 Volunteer experiences in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup 2011 -- 9 Volunteering for an audience of billions: fifteen minutes of fame at an Olympic Games Opening Ceremony -- 10 Emotions and the Olympic Games: the emotional management of volunteers -- 11 The 2012 Ambassadors: second-class Olympic volunteers, or the best potential for developing a volunteer legacy from the Games? -- Part IV Approaches to researching event volunteers -- 12 Event Volunteering Evaluation (EVE) project: challenging the methodological limits of event volunteering research -- 13 An ethnographic approach to researching volunteers in events: a case study of the Northern University Games, Australia -- 14 Concluding thoughts -- Index.

Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as 'Games makers', 'unsung heroes' and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and festivals, often undertaking multi-faceted roles from event leadership through to operations and ensuring that these celebrations are made possible in the absence of big budgets and professional event staff. This book is the first to showcase and advance international research into the volunteering experience at events,  drawing  on  the  work  of  key  scholars  in  this  field.  Events of all sizes benefit from volunteer support but event volunteering research is frequently case study-based and individually these cases make a limited impact. This text brings together cases from around the world, specifically including those that expand theoretical and methodological boundaries. It features mega events like the 2012 Olympics and the 2011 Rugby World Cup, alongside music festivals and sports events. New areas that are examined include the benefits of event volunteering for students, the role of volunteers in social enterprise events and new methodological approaches to researching this phenomenon, specifically ethnographic and cross-national studies. This innovative book acts as a global source of key information for practitioners and researchers, an important text for students of event management and will provide stimulus for further work in this emerging  area.

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<p>Karen A. Smith is an Associate Professor in Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She co-wrote Managing Volunteers in Tourism: Attractions, Destinations and Events (Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2009). Her research interests include the recruitment and selection of volunteers, and the career paths of managers of volunteers.</p> <p>Leonie Lockstone-Binney is an Associate Professor in Event Management at Victoria University, Australia. Leonie's main area of research expertise relates to volunteering, specifically in event and tourism settings. Leonie has published in several top-tier journals including Leisure Sciences, Tourism Analysis and thenbsp;International Journal of Hospitality Management.</p> <p>Kirsten Holmes is a Senior Lecturer at Curtin University, Australia. She has been researching volunteers for over 15 years, particularly in tourism and leisure contexts. She is the co-author of Managing Volunteers in Tourism: Attractions, Destinations and Events (Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2009).</p> <p>Tom Baum is Professor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management in the Department of HRM, University of Strathclyde, UK. His research interests focus on the workplace in tourism, hospitality and events, including the role of volunteer labour within the sector.</p>

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