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Voluntary activity and local government : managing volunteers or facilitating active citizenship?
journal contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Sue KennySue Kenny, A McNevin, L Hogan
This article discusses the role of voluntary activity in the local government of Australia. Two approaches to facilitating volunteer participation in local government are presented. The authors encourage administrators to frame voluntary activity in support of local government as an example of active citizenship. This approach to volunteering is framed as part of an effort to develop social capital and foster sustainable communities. The application of this approach in the Australian state of Victoria is described.