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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Brigitte
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Scott
dc.contributor.advisorAgger-Gupta, Niels
dc.contributor.authorLeven-Marcon, Andrea Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-07T20:36:54Z
dc.date.available2013-06-07T20:36:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-07
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/596
dc.description.abstractThis research project sought to understand how a sustainable environment supporting full engagement of volunteers could be developed by examining the question: How can the program leaders at Youth Unlimited North York (YUNY) develop a sustainable environment that promotes full engagement of their ministry volunteers? Action research and action inquiry methodologies guided the research process and data were gathered using an interview matrix and conversation café. The research participants were YUNY's program leaders who lead youth skills and development programs. The study found that sustainable environments supporting fully engaged volunteers included inclusivity and appreciation of volunteers, open communication, increased learning, a well-managed recruitment system, and growth through expansion of current boundaries. Prayer was identified as a metatheme and accountability as missing data. The four recommendations are to strengthen volunteer recruitment support structure, increase capacity of staff and volunteers through learning, investigate improved volunteer care related accountability, and investigate expanded community boundaries.en_US
dc.subjectEngagementen_US
dc.subjectLeadershipen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectVolunteeren_US
dc.titleOrganizational sustainability and volunteer engagementen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Leadership Studiesen_US


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