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Rosalind Scott and Steven Howlett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001

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The training and education of volunteers

The training and education of volunteers

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(p.63) Chapter 6 The training and education of volunteers
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Volunteers in hospice and palliative care
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Sally-Ann Spencer-Gray

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0006

This chapter discusses the training and education of volunteers. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, they have subtle differences. Throughout this chapter, training means the act or process of teaching or learning a specified skill, especially by practice. Education, on the other hand, means developing intellectual, social, and moral skills through systematic instruction. The discussion also includes the voluntary (could), statutory (must), and mandatory (should) elements of volunteer training and education.

Keywords:   training, education, volunteers, differences, specified skill, systematic instruction, elements, voluntary, statutory, mandatory

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